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Irish aquaculture is experiencing a severe and unexpected impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic with market closures and disturbances having an unprecedented level of disruption.

Following the latest government guidelines for Essential Services during the Covid-19 crisis, announced on Saturday 29thMarch 2020, Aquaculture is included as an ‘Essential Service’ as  ‘farmers, farm labourers, farm relief service workers, and others involved directly or indirectly in crop and animal production and related activities’. Additional support services that facilitate the aquaculture sector are […]

IFA Aquaculture today (26th September) hosts its inaugural Aquaculture Conference and Annual Meeting at the Connacht Hotel, Galway. The event is supported by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) who will host ‘Taste the Atlantic – Celebration of Irish Aquaculture’ later today. Opening the conference IFA President, Joe Healy said, “Significant work has been undertaken by the […]

The Chairman of IFA Aquaculture Michael Mulloy has criticised the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s lack of support and failure to promote Irish aquaculture production in light of a report which shows output levels plummeting here.

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