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Irish South & West Fishermen's Organisation, The Pier, Castletownbeare.
Email: Manager . The ISWFO has
recently produced a discussion paper on the
review of the Common Fisheries Policy.
Buy Irish Fish - seafood business information
and links for the South West of Ireland.
- University College Cork
. The University's Zoology,
Geography and Marine Engineering Departments have together formed the Coastal
Resources Centre (Email). The
Aquaculture Development Centre
provides a range of services to the industry. The Zoology Department runs
the successful M.Sc.
in Fisheries Management (Email).
- Sherkin Island Marine
Station. Educational and reserch facility situated near the southwest
tip of Ireland. Email
- Lough Ine
Marine Reserve - between Skibereen and Baltimore.
- The Royal Cork Yacht Club
was founded in 1720 and is the oldest yacht club in the world.
The Department of the Marine and
Natural Resources is responsible for the conservation and management
of Ireland's fisheries. For up-to-date activities of the Department try
the extensive list of press
releases. You can email the Minister,
or the Minister of State
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) means the Irish
Sea Fisheries Board in the Gaelic language. BIM is a parastatal charged
with the development of Irish sea fisheries and aquaculture, and has seafood
marketing offices in Germany and France.
Ireland's Marine Institute embraces fisheries research and ocean
- Irish Marine.
An new (1998) rapidly developing site in Killybegs. Irish Marine is a commercial
web site providing links and services to the Irish fishing industry.
- Royal National Lifeboat
Irish lifeboats have historically been manned by volunteer crews
and supported by community donations.
- Commissioners of Irish Lights (Email)
are reponsible for the operation and maintenance of the most westerly navigation
lights and lighthouses in Europe. Notices to mariners available here.
- RTE Weather Forecast
weather conditions at Cork, South coast of Ireland; at Valentia
Island, Southwest coast of Ireland
- Shipping Forecast
Ireland's Rockall Trust.
Rockall is an uninhabited rock off the Donegall (northwest) coast. Its
ownership has been the subject of discussion between Ireland and the UK.
Times Archive search for marine & fisheries articles (try keywords
'fisheries' and 'Lorna Siggins', who is the marine correspondent for this
- Goal: Irish development aid NGO
Goal has placed Irish personnel in fisheries projects overseas.
Gadus Associates. Gadus has
one of the best fisheries sites on the web. There are well-organised and
current links to most of the important sites of interest for fisheries.
Gadus is probably the single best starting point for a search for fisheries
information. If you cannot get a lead from the sites listed on this page,
then try Gadus.
Sea-World from Fish Info Service,
FIS International Co. Ltd. The site includes a trading market, market price
information, market reports, vessel news and many other interesting features.
There are Japanese, Spanish and Chinese versions also available. Perhaps
the most interesting part of the site is Hot
News, which groups articles from the world's news services and fishing
industry on a daily basis. However the site tends to be graphics intensive
- United Nations and other
- Oceans and the Law of the Sea
- Law of the Sea
Marine and Coastal
- Convention on
- Food and Agriculture Organization
- FAO Library
- UNESCO The marine expert
The World Bank
- Asian Development Bank
- World Trade Organisation
International Ocean Institute
- International Coral
- FishBase : A Global Information
System on Fishes ICLARM site
- Marine Fish Sites
from the Electronic Zoo. Index of fish sites
Fish Tales Perspectives !
- Gary Sharp's
- Its All About Time puts fisheries management into a geological timeframe
with a technicolour aura.
- AOU. An alternative
view and an award-winning site (PG-rated).
Markets / electronic markets for fish and fish
INFOMAR Project. This is a
pilot project which is electronically linking 8 fish auctions in Brittany.
It can be accessed through Schelfhout Computer Systemen N.V. The project
will incorporate additional information on anticipated landings for the
markets controlled by the Quimper Chamber of Commerce. Other major European
fish markets, such as IJmuiden, are conducting full operational trials
on the system.
Pan European Fish Auctions (PEFA)
is based out of the Zeebrugge fish market. PEFA has a daughter market at
Milford Haven in the UK. These markets operate with real time remote bidding
based on auction clocks linked via a dedicated intranet. PEFA offers
a fully guaranteed settlement scheme.
Seafood Net: In
particular checkout the SeafoodNet
Trading Floor where a wide variety of seafood buy and sell notices
can be found. Part of the Multiplaza food web network.
Exchange: An electronic exchange including a trading floor, classified
index and links to the NMFS Market Reports. The
Auction Block: A Fishermen's Exchange is part of Seafood Exchange.
An interesting site allowing Alaskan halibut and sablefish fishermen to
pre-sell catch from the vessel.
"The World Wide Home of Commercial Fishing" A Canadian site
with a wide variety of market services and industry info. The Fishing net
has a a trading board and hosts the 'International Fishing Ring', a network
of commercial fishing sites.
Trading Board is a frequently used Norwegian bulletin board with buy
and sell notices for a wide variety of fish products, particularly for
NE Atlantic pelagic species.
Seafoodnet US site operated
by Urner Barry Publications. A wealth of statistical information on US
markets is available by subscription.
Fishroute. A site of over 1000
pages of information, much of which is devoted to European fish products
and fish markets (8 languages available).
Seafood Marketing Institute: Marketline Newsletter
- Seafood Datasearch
- Access Unlimited, Inc. -
Buy & sell Alaskan ITQs
- Marine Stewardship Council. Using
market mechanisms to promote responsible fisheries.
- Info Fish Kuala Lumpur-based
fish marketing service (originally an FAO project).
- Fish Name Translator
from the 'trade-info' site in Denmark. It includes the Latin fish names,
numerous European languages, and Japanese.
- The best angling shop on
the net. Kilty Lures are not just lures, they are works of art - judge
yourself by their web site.
- Fantasia Fisheries
Selling African cichlids (aquarium fish) in the USA.
- Surplus Foods. Anyone for
some discards ?
Europe / European Commission
- DGXIV Directorate
General for Fisheries - information on the Common Fisheries Policy.
- European Commission
- Directory of Directorates.
- DG VIII Directorate
General for Development - ACP countries
- DGXII (MAST)
Marine Science and Technology Programme
- FAIR Programme
ECU spreadsheets Exchange rates for Commission business
- ECHO /
INFO2000 Databases (changes due in site)
ICES International Council for the Exploration
of the Sea
- MAFF, UK: Information
on fisheries Official UK fisheries site
- LEI-DLO Agricultural
Economics Research Unit. Fisheries economics research
- The Icelandic Fisheries
- Danish Institute for Fisheries
- Wageningen Agricultural University, The
UK network of institutions and workers in coastal management.
USA & Canada
- National Fisherman
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- National Marine Fisheries Service
Fisheries statistics & Economics
- U.S.Coast Guard Programs
Alaska Fish and Game - Commercial Fisheries Herring Page
- Index of CRS Reports
from CNIE US Congressional Research
- Methods of stock
assessment , or how do you fellas get those numbers anyway ?
- US FDA/Center
for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition: HACCP
- Non-FDA Seafood
and Ichthyology Resources and Guest Images Archive
of downloadable fish images
- FMA Fishermen's Association (California)
- Shellfish Canada's National
Development - Ni-Ka Online Canada / Japan fish trade
- US Agency for International Development
Pew Charitable Trusts . For information on the swordfish campaign in
- IUCN Coast and Marine
- World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Check
Environment Center. Extensive list of environmental links
WWW - Environmental Links More environmental
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
- UNEP Internet Information
- Compendium of
Sustainable Development Initiatives by the International Institute
for Sustainable Development (home).
- Mickey Glanz on ENSO
Also check the NOAA ENSO page
and Discussion Groups
- Marine Resource
- Canadian Journal
of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
- Ocean Voice International
- Tuna Newsletter
- Fishing News Books
- More aquatic
- IIFET International Institute
for Fisheries Economics and Trade. Proceedings
of the Tromso 98 meeting.
- Newsgroup: sci.bio.fisheries
- Law of the
Sea 1997 debate
Conference on Maritime Terminology
- AltaVista: Main Page
UK Fishing Co-ops network project
Markets for Irish pelagic fish.
Global markets for herring.
Middle-East markets for Australian seafood products.
Fisheries resource assessment and management:
plan for Lake Cahora Bassa (Zambezi river)
of fisheries of the South Atlantic (not released)
of multispecies fisheries in the West African region.
Socio-economic analysis of fish culture in Central Africa.
Monitoring, control and surveillance
African Development Community (Angola, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa,
Fisheries Commission (C. Verde, Gambia, Guinea, G. Bissau, Mauritania,
Marine governance in Somalia in the absence of
a central authority.
Sierra Leone (current)
Fisheries sector studies and projects
fisheries sector study.
Libya fisheries sector development.
Western Indian Ocean regional fisheries project.
Estonia's fisheries sector for EU accession - EU Phare project.
on the economic impact of fisheries access agreements in West Africa.
Preparation of distance learning course for fishing
port maintenance, improvement and construction (current)
Marine / aquatic environment:
Strategic Action Programme for the Coastal and
Marine Environment of the Western Indian Ocean.
Environmental impact assessment in Cork harbour,
IUCN European Sustainable Use Group on Fisheries. Secretariat: Email.
Membership is in a personal capacity - members do not 'represent'
countries, or institutions. Members with email addresses. Estonia
, Holland , Hungary
, Iceland ,
Italy , Ireland,
Norway , Norway,
, Russia ,
Russia , Spain
, UK , UK
IUCN/ EU .
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