Marine Institute

Meetings on changes to the National at Sea Catch Sampling Programme 17-19 November

November 10, 2017

Meetings on changes to the National at Sea Catch Sampling Programme 17-19 NovemberAll interested vessel owners, skippers, crew and industry professionals are invited to attend a series of nationwide meetings on the National at Sea Catch Sampling Programme. Emerald Marine, on behalf of the Marine Institute will be hosting a number of informal meet-and-greets at various locations around the country over the weekend of the 17th-19th November to discuss recent developments to the National at Sea Catch Sampling Programme.

Background:

Following changes to The European Data Collection Multi-Annual Plan the Marine Institute are adopting a new statistically sound approach to the national at sea catch sampling programme. The Framework specifies the data collection to support implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy.

Emerald Marine Environmental Consultancy have been contracted to coordinate the new-look catch sampling programme, and have been doing so since July 2017. The Emerald Marine team have been contacting skippers and vessel owners to arrange catch sampling trips and coordinating the available samplers. Emerald Marine's aim is to complete as many high quality sampling trips as is possible. We hope to do this by maintaining good communication and working relationships with vessels, owners, skippers, PO's and samplers.

Meetings are scheduled for:

  • Friday 17th November from 12:00-14:00 at the Tara Hotel, Killybegs
  • Friday 17th November from 19:00-21:00 at the Connaught Hotel, Galway
  • Saturday 18th November from 12:00-14:00 at the Marine Hotel, Howth
  • Saturday 18th November from 19:00-21:00 at the Three Sisters, Dunmore East
  • Sunday 19th November from 14:00-16:00 at The Beara Coast Hotel, Castletownbere

Tea and coffee will be provided after the meeting.

Please feel free to contact emerald marine via email: enquiries [at] emeraldmarine [dot] eu
Or by phone: 087 1513541 / 087 1455599

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