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Strong turnout at SFPA Fishing Industry seminar in Cork

Strong turnout at SFPA Fishing Industry seminar in Cork

Brexit was high on the agenda when fishermen, processors and shellfish producers from across Bantry and the south west coast gathered in the Maritime Hotel  on the 29 May 2019 for the latest SFPA Breakfast seminar..   

The event was the fourth in a series of free seminars taking place around the coast over the coming months that look at the topical issues for the sector including landing obligations, vessel compliance and risk assessment. The next event takes place in the Clayton Hotel, Galway on Wednesday, 4 September.  Further events are planned for Kerry and Cork.

Attendees at the breakfast seminar in Bantry heard about the latest developments and regulations in the fishing sector and had their questions answered personally by relevant experts from the SFPA and other organisations. Dr Susan Steele, SFPA Chair, said: “The sector faces a number of other significant challenges and these seminars will equip the industry with the information they need. The response from industry has been very positive, with a strong attendance at the first four events in Waterford, Dublin, Donega and Cork.”

The Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine; Revenue; Health and Safety Authority; BIM; FSAI; Marine Institute; Naval Service; Inland Fisheries Ireland and the National Parks & Wildlife Service were among the wide range of organisations represented at the Bantry event. These organisations will also be attending the remaining events in the series.

Places at the seminars are limited and anyone interested in attending is asked to register in advance by emailing events@sfpa.ie. Full details of later events in the series will be confirmed on www.sfpa.ie closer to the time, with details of confirmed events below

  • Galway, 4 September - Clayton Hotel, Galway
  • Kerry, 23 October - Brehon hotel, Killarney