Commissioner Damanaki's opening speech from the Another Future for Fisheries Conference in Brussels

Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, addressed the recent "Another Future for Fisheries" CFP Reform Conference in Brussels on 16th November 2010. In her "Walls or Windmills" speech, she discusses CFP reform and the future of the fisheries industry in Europe. To read her full speech, click here.

IS&WFPO and CSHMAC Awarded MSC Certification for Polyvalent Mackerel

On 21st October 2010, the Chairman of the Celtic Sea Herring Management Advisory Committee and the Irish South and West Fish Producers Organisation were presented with the Marine Stewardship Certification Award for Polyvalent Mackerel. Read the article in AFLOAT Magazine and the In Short section of The Irish Times below

AFLOAT Magazine

Irish Times - In Short Section

IS&WFPO and CSHMAC Persue Celtic Sea Herring Marine Stewardship Council Certification

Following the success of the Irish South and West Fish Producers Organisation (IS&WFPO) and the Irish Pelagic Sustainability Association (IPSA) in securing Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)  Certification for Western Mackerel on 14th July 2010, the IS&WFPO supports the efforts of the Celtic Sea Herring Management Advisory Committee (CSHMAC) in pursuing MSC Certification for Celtic Sea Herring. MSC Certification supports both sustainable fishing practices and promotes continued market share protection and development for Irish pelagic seafood products.

MSC Certification is open to all interested vessel owners and stakeholders with interests in this fishery. Vessel owners can apply to participate in the MSC Certification Scheme and find out more information from the following documents.

Celtic Sea Herring Management Advisory Committee Invitation and Instruction Letter

Seafood Environmental Management and Certification Grant Application

Seafood Environmental Management and Certification Grant Aid Scheme Instruction Booklet

Western Mackerel Receives Marine Stewardship Council Certification

On 14th July 2010, the Irish South & West Fish Producers Organisation (IS&WFPO) and the Irish Pelagic Sustainability Association (IPSA) were granted Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification for Western Mackerel. MSC Certification supports both sustainable fishing practices and promotes continued market share protection and development of Irish pelagic seafood products. Visit the link below to learn more...

Irish Pelagic Sustainability Association (IPSA) Western Mackerel Certification


 
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