FISHING INDUSTRY: Noel Riordan from Glenbeigh and Paudie Spillane from Killarney were amongst the fishermen, processors and shellfish producers from across Kerry who gathered in The Brehon for the latest SFPA breakfast seminar. Picture: Domnick Walsh


Fishermen, processors and shellfish producers from across Kerry gathered at the Brehon Hotel last week for the latest Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) breakfast seminar.

The event was the sixth in a series of free seminars that took place around the coast over the last few months that focussed on the topical issues for the sector including Brexit, vessel compliance and risk assessment.

Attendees at the breakfast seminar in Killarney heard about the latest developments and regulations in the fishing sector and had their questions answered personally by relevant experts from the SFPA and other organisations.

“The sector faces a number of other significant challenges and these seminars will equip the industry with the information they need,” Dr Susan Steele, SFPA Chair, said.

“The response from industry has been very positive, with a strong attendance at the first five events in Waterford, Dublin, Cork, Donegal and Galway.”

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine; Revenue; Health and Safety Authority; BIM; Marine Institute and Inland Fisheries Ireland were among the wide range of organisations represented at the Killarney event.