Speaking after the launch of the Government's 2014-2020 Seafood Development Plan, Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) aquaculture executive secretary, Richie Flynn, said the vital role played by sustainable farming of fish and shellfish is a cornerstone of Ireland's strategy to create jobs and exports from coastal areas.
Over 500 food buyers from all around the world gathered in Dublin today for Bord Bia's fifth Marketplace event.
Minister Simon Coveney has announced that the total volume of milk supplies up to the end of February 2015, taking into account the relevant butterfat adjustment, leaves Ireland 5.07% over-quota.
A wide-ranging, €241m development programme has been announced for the Irish seafood sector over the next five years.
Following extensive discussions with the EU Commission, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has announced the opening of a Bio-Energy (Willow) Scheme 2015.
IFA President Eddie Downey has said the Irish Government must take a strong role and defend the interests of agriculture in the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).