June to August


As always, the IS&WFPO have been very busy over the past while participating in Meetings, making representations on your behalf on various pressing issues for our Fishing Industry.
Whilst not covering everything, the following are some examples of the ever-increasing workload and to mention but a few –  Seafood Task Force, Common Fisheries Policy, Penalty Points, Trade & Cooperation Agreement (TCA), Rockhall, Atypical Scheme and Brexit etc. – See below some Meetings we have been participating in.

JUNE 2021
Tues 1st June 8.30 pm DIRECTORS MEETING via Zoom

Wed. 2nd 

  • a. 12 pm Irish Prawn FIP Meeting
  • b. 3 – 6 oc Task Force Meeting No. 7
  • c. 9 pm Directors Meeting via Zoom

Thurs 3rd 2.30 p.m. Irish Whitefish FIP Meeting

Fri 4th 11 am – 1 pm: SFPA, POs, IFPEAs Meeting – Weighing today

Tues 8th 

  • 1pm Coastal States Mackerel long term management strategy
  • 3 pm Port of Dublin Capt. McKenna and Charlie Murphy and others – 23.6.21 Event.

Wed 9th 

  • 2pm EAPO Executive Committee Meeting.
  • 4 pm Webex EU UK – MARE / Industry Meeting

Thurs 10th NWWAC Task Force Meeting

Patrick Met Yvonne Cronin DP ENERGY in Kinsale today.

Fri 11th Producers Organisations meeting Dublin Event 2.30pm 11 June 2021

Mon 14th 

1 – 3.30 pm Market Advisory Council /North Western Waters Advisory

Committee NSAC FG on Brown Crab 14th June 2021.

Patrick had Conference Calls with:-

a. Catherine Barrett, BIM
b. Sean Moroney – arrangements for 23.6.21 Dublin Event

Tues 15th Directors Meeting 6 pm – Zoom

Wed. 16th Patrick met with John Lynch, ISEFPO today.

11 am The European Assoc Producers Organisations Markets WG
3 – 6 pm Task Force Meeting 8 – Emmet Jackson, BIM
6.30 pm Directors Meeting via Zoom

Thurs 17th Producers Organisations Meeting

The next monthly Quota Management Advisory Committee (QMAC) whitefish
meeting is scheduled for Thursday 17 th  June 2021 at 2.30pm.

Fri. 18th 10.30 – 11 am All meeting Capt. Michael McKenna, Dublin Port
Re: 23 rd June 2021 Event.

Mon 21st 9.30 to 12.30 oc The next NWWAC Executive Committee meeting
NWWAC Task Force to present results Statutes and Rules of Procedure to Ex
Comm today
2 pm the Taoiseach and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, are
inviting you ALL POs to a meeting on Monday 21st June at 2pm

Wed. 23rd Second Show and Tell – Fishers Plight at DUBLIN PORT.

Thurs 24th 11 a.m. The Consultative Committee of Stakeholders on Brexit

Fri 25th 9.30 am Debbi Pedreschi – Mission Atlantic Celtic Sea Stakeholder
14.30 to 16.30 pm POs, IFPEA and SFPA Meeting on Weighing.

Mon 28th Jun to 18th July BORD BIA will run a National Irish Haddock Campaign on the Irish Market.
28th – 29th The National Economic Dialogue is taking place in a virtual format from 2-5pm
on the afternoons of 28 – 29 June. Vincent Ryan / Catherine Barrett.

Mon 28th 2 – 4 pm Demersal Sector Discussion

5.15 pm The next PECH Committee meeting will take place on 28 June 2021

Tues 29th June 2021 9am Complimentary Free Webinar EU focus on Extended
Producer Responsibility schemes for fishing gear via NWWAC 22.6.21
3 – 5 PM Whitefish BIM Interview with Patrick Murphy – Catherine Barrett

Tues 29th 11 – 12.30 pm Workshop Women in European Cooperation Projects

Workshop 29th June 2021

Wed. 30th 8 am The Commission will organise an online workshop on the Foodeuro project on Thursday, 30 June 2021 from 9.00 to 13.00 (CEST).
10 am Marine Institute’s EMFF Webinar Series
1 – 2 pm BIM Webinar Improve Energy Efficiency in your Refrigeration System
For Irish Seafood Processors.
4-7pm BIM Seafood Sector Taskforce Meeting No. 9 today 30 th June 2021.

JULY 2021
Thurs 1st July 9 – 1pm We were scheduled to have our 63rd IFSRP meeting this Friday 2nd July
11.15 am The National Marine Planning Framework will be officially launched by An
Taoiseach, Micheál Martin; T.D. on July 1st 2021. The launch will be live streamed at
3pm NWWAC – at the General Assembly calls an extraordinary General Assembly on 01
July, 16:00 – 17:30 CET to discuss and approve the changes put before the members by
the Executive Committee
14.00 – 15.45 CET pm NWWAC Horizontal WG
16.00 – 17.30 CET NWWAC Extraordinary General Assembly

For your information, Renew Europe is holding a webinar title “How do we make
increased traceability a success for consumers and fishers?” today from 14:30 to 16:00

Fri 2nd 12 – 2 pm NWWAC WG4 Irish Sea ( 13.00 – 15.00 CET )

10.30 / 11 a.m – Martin Ferris and New Clonakilty Candidate in Castletownbere today.

Sun 4th Directors ZOOM Meeting 8 p.m.
Mon 5th 13.00 – 15.00 hrs pm NWWAC WG2 Celtic Sea
15.15 – 17.15 pm NWWAC WG1 West of Scotland
Market Advisory Council – Code of Conduct for Responsible Business and Marketing
Practices – Event to present the Code takes place on 5 July 2021.
Tues 6th 8am EAPO Baltic WG MS Teams Meeting 9am CET
Tues 6th , Wed 7 th Thurs 8 th Pelagic AC Meetings.
6th – 8th From 6 to 8 July, OPP72 is organizing the II International Congress of Artisanal Fisheries online

Wed 7th 09.00 IST Brexit Six months on Webinar see below

The Consultative Committee of Stakeholders last week, a joint webinar with colleagues
from Revenue and the HSE will be held to assess the impact of the UK’s departure from
the EU

Thurs. 8th 8am – EAPO Members Meeting 9am CET
9.30 – 11 am Marine Protected Areas ( MPA )

Fri 9th 5th meeting of Brown Crab MAC Focus Group this morning
11 am Fri 9 July 2021, our next EAPO ExCom meeting
2.30 pm. SFPA Meeting with POs and IFPEA
Tues. 13th 9.00 – 11.30 am Irl NWWAC Executive Committee

13 July, Rud Pederson Public Affairs is organizing a Blue Deal Debate on “Beyond the
Label: Is the MSC driving progress in sustainable fishing?”.
6.30 pm Directors Meeting

Wed. 14th July 11.30 am. A Typical Workers – Brian O Connell, Indecon and Patrick – Meeting

Labour Force Analysis of the Ir Fishing Fleet – A Typical Workers

Wes 14 h 3- 6 oc Next TaskForce meeting is Wednesday the 14th July Emmet Jackson
Thurs. 15th 08.30 am DG MARE has invited all the Advisory Councils to the Inter-AC
Coordination Meeting on 15 July 2021, from 09:30 to 13:00 CET
( 9.30 – 1 oc Via NWWAC 24.6.21 e-mail 13.18 pm – Inter Advisory Councils
ACs virtual meeting)

Fri 16th The European Commission is organizing a high-level event on the EU Dialogue

for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit.

Tues 20th 1 pm to 3 pm An outdoor meeting in Killybegs, Co. Donegal on Tuesday 20th
July from 1.00pm – 3.00pm. This forms part of the ongoing pubic consultation
regarding the expert group report on expanding Ireland’s network of Marine
Protected Areas (MPAs).

Wed 21st 2.30 p.m The next monthly Quota Management Advisory Committee (QMAC)
Thurs. 22nd 3 pm Michael Magee, Westboro in CTB today so Meeting Patrick
Fri 23rd 9-11 am Brexit Webinar moving SPS goods from Ireland to Great Britain

Tues 27th 6 pm – Directors Meeting via Zoom
Wed 28th 9 – 11 am Marine Protected Area – MPA Meeting in Dunmore House Hotel,

Before 12 oc – Padraig MacLochlainn TD wants to meet Fishers here in CTB.
3 – 6 pm Emmet Jackson – Seafood Taskforce Meeting today

Thurs. 29th 12 pm Directors Meeting today

3pm Minister McConalogue meeting ISWFPO in the Sports Hall, Beara
Community School Castletownbere today.
He is in Union Hall from 10-11 oc before visiting Castletownbere.
Fri. 30th 12 pm – Lunchtime Meeting – Patrick meeting Mark O Reilly and
Brian FitzGerald from Simply Blue Energy ( Wind Energy ).

Tues 3rd Directors Meeting 8 oc.
Wed 4th 11 – 12 OC webinar being hosted by the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural

Affairs (DEFRA)
9th Aug to late September Brexit Series of Webinars
Thurs 19th 2.30 pm Whitefish Quota Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Sun 22nd 7.30 pm Directors Zoom Meeting Re Seafood Taskforce
Tues 24th 3pm Taskforce Meeting on ISWFPO Submission – PM, DT, GC

6.30 pm Directors ZOOM Meeting

Thurs 26th Aug 2pm Via Mo Mathies NWWAC and Pedro MAC too – Marine Fish PEFCR
Consultation – EC Information meeting – DG ENVI and DG MARE experts
Fri 27th 3 pm The lottery to select vessels to participate in the 2021 Irish Sea Herring
Scientific Fishery will take place at 3pm in the Department’s offices in Clonakilty
on Friday 27 August