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Re-Appointments To The NIFHA

Fisheries Minister Michelle O’Neill has re-appointed Helen Henderson, Martin McDonald and Dr George McIroy to the local NI Fishery Harbour Authority (NIFHA). The Authority has a statutory responsibility for improving, managing and maintaining the three fishery harbours and harbour estates of Ardglass, Kilkeel, and Portavogie and for operating the facilities…

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Northern Ireland Fisheries And Harbour Authority Appointments

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) today has announced the appointment of two new members to the Board of the NI Fishery Harbour Authority. Ms Kate Burns and Mr Davey Hill have been appointed as Board members of the Authority. The appointments will be for a term of…

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Fishing Communities Get Maritime Heritage Tourism Boost

Fishing communities in County Down have been given a major boost through a Maritime Heritage Tourism initiative, launched recently in Ardglass. Heritage guide training, signage, seating, information panels, free Wi-Fi and media Apps, are among the benefits to fishing communities at Ardglass, Portavogie and Kilkeel, through the collaborative project led…

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O’Neill Publishes NIFHA Triennial Review

Fisheries Minister Michelle O’Neill today published the Triennial Review of the NI Fishery Harbour Authority (NIFHA). The Review assessed how well the Fishery Harbour Authority was exercising its functions in the management of fishery harbours at Ardglass, Kilkeel and Portavogie. Commenting on the findings of the Review, Minister O’Neill said:…

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Creel Bait Store Opened At Ardglass Harbour

The South East Area European Fisheries Fund (SEA), responsible for the delivery of Axis 4 ‘Sustainable Development of Fisheries Areas’ of the European Fisheries Fund (EFF), is delighted to announce that the Northern Ireland Fisheries Harbour Authority (NIFHA) has been awarded grant assistance of £22,057 to provide a refrigerated bait…

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Shannon Meets NI Fishery Harbours Authority Over Portavogie Harbour

Jim Shannon, MP for Strangford, speaking after the meeting said that it was both “constructive and helpful”. A number of issues that were discussed. Mr Shannon said: “The de-sludging of Portavogie harbour will be finalised in four weeks with a further two weeks for the waste to be dried. The lime…

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Ardglass Harbourmaster Promotes Fishing For Litter

Following the launch of the Fishing for Litter initiative by Minister Mark H Durkin earlier this year, local harbourmaster John Smyth in the County Down fishing port of Ardglass has once again reminded local fishermen of the benefits of taking their litter trawled up at sea back to port for…

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Ardglass Harbourmaster Concerned At Level of Dog Fouling

THE Ardglass harbourmaster has expressed his concerns that dog owners are allowing their pets to foul the harbour area in the village. Heh said that all boat owners and port users had expressed their growing anxieties about dogs running loose in the harbour area or just being left to run…

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Fishery Harbour Authority Re-Appointment

NORTHERN Ireland Fisheries’ Minister Michelle O’Neill has re-appointed Mr Ian Morris MBE to the local Fishery Harbour Authority (NIFHA). The Authority has a statutory responsibility for improving, managing and maintaining the three fishery harbours and harbour estates of Ardglass, Kilkeel, and Portavogie and for operating the facilities which are provided…

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