Published on Tuesday11thDecember2018

Minister Michael Creed receives Marine Institute Fish Stock Book 2018

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Marine Institute CEO Peter Heffernan, Fishmonger Pat O'Connell and Agriculture Minister Michael Creed with the 2018 Marine Institute Annual Stock Book  

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has received the 2018 Marine Institute Annual Stock Book. The Stock Book, which is one of the principal annual publications of the Institute, provides the latest impartial scientific advice on commercially exploited fish stocks of interest to Ireland. The Stock Book is used by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine at the annual fisheries quota negotiations with the EU in December of each year and throughout the year at fisheries management meetings. The publication provides the latest scientific advice for fish stocks of interest to Ireland.

Minister Creed said:

The fishing industry is a vital part of Ireland's ocean economy. In 2018, the Irish fishing fleet has had access to quotas of 215,765 tonnes of fish, with an estimated landed value of over €266 million euro. The information presented by the Marine Institute in the Stock Book is critical to the preparations for the annual Fisheries Council quota negotiations which will take place in Brussels on the 17th & 18th of December. The detailed stock-by-stock guide ensures we have the most up-to-date scientific advice on this renewable resource.

The Stock Book is available electronically as a PDF and as an interactive document on the Marine Institute's web site