• The Donegal Mackerel Fishery

      Molloy, J; Kennedy, T D (Department of Fisheries and Forestry (Trade and Information Section), 1980)
      Irish Mackerel landings have increased dramatically, from less than 2,000 tonnes in 1970 to nearly 30,000 tonnes in 1978. The development of this fishery can be ensured only if a satisfactory management plan is drawn up. To provide the basis for such a plan a major investigation of the Donegal stocks was launched by the Department of Fisheries in 1978 and will continue for some years. At the same time the fishery scientists of other countries are studying other parts of the same mackerel stock and their results are discussed at an annual meeting in Copenhagen. These results are the basis for the total allowable catch imposed by the EEC.
    • The Herring Fisheries on the North-West and West Coasts 1970 and 1971

      Kennedy, T D (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Fisheries Division), 1971)
      The main herring fishery off the north-west coast continued to take place from October to February, although an increased quantity of herrings was also landed during the period March to September.
    • Herring investigations on the north west and west coasts 1973-74

      Kennedy, T D (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Fisheries Division), 1974)
      While the main herring fishery off the north-west coasts covered the period October 1973 to February 1974, a considerable quantity of herrings was also landed during the period March - September 1973. The section of this report covering the north-west coast is thus divided into two sections, that concerned with the period March to September 1973 (the off season) and that with the period October 1973 to February 1974 (the main season). A further section deals with the fishery off the County Galway coast.
    • Herring investigations on the North West and West coasts 1974-75

      Molloy, J; Kennedy, T D (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Fisheries Division), 1975)
      The main herring fisheries off the Donegal, Mayo and Galway coasts during 1974/75 are reviewed. Landings in all areas decreased considerably and it is thought that this was due mainly to the very poor weather. Recruitment of young fish to the adult fishery was about average off Donegal and slightly better off Galway. The relationship between these herrings to one another and also to those herring exploited off the Scottish coast is discussed.
    • Herring investigations on the North West and West coasts 1975-76

      Molloy, J; Kennedy, T D (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Fisheries Division), 1976)
      The herring fisheries off the northwest and west coasts during 1975 and 1976 are reviewed. Details are given about value of the fishery off the Donegal, Mayo and Galway coasts in recent years. Scientific examinations show that there has been a decline in stock size in the area, chiefly due to poor recruitment of young herring. The question of management of the fishery is also discussed in view of the increased catches by continental fleets fishing in the area.
    • Herring Investigations on the North-West and West Coasts 1971-1972

      Kennedy, T D (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Fisheries Division), 1972)
      Although the main herring fishery off the north-west coast in 1971/72 covered the period from October, 1971 to February, 1972, a substantial quantity of herrings was landed during the period March to September, 1971.
    • Herring investigations on the North-west and west coasts 1972-1973

      Kennedy, T D (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Fisheries Division), 1973)
      Although the main herring fishery off the north west coast in 1972/73, covered the period from October 1972 to February 1973, a considerable quantity of herrings was also landed during the period March to September 1972. The section of this report covering the north west coast is thus divided into two sections, that concerned with the period March to September 1972 (the off season) and that with the period October 1972 to February 1973 (the main season). A further section deals with the fishery off the west coast, in Galway Bay.
    • Herring Investigations on the North-West Coast 1969 and 1970

      Kennedy, T D (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Fisheries Division), 1970)
      Although the main herring fishery off the North-West coast of Ireland now takes place from October to January or early February, considerable quantities of herring are also landed throughout the remainder of the year. This report is thus divided into two sections, one dealing with the period March to September, 1969 (the off season) and the other dealing with the period October, 1969 to February, 1970 (the main season).
    • Herrring Investigations on the North-West and West coasts 1976

      Molloy, J; Kennedy, T D (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Fisheries Division), 1977)
      The herring fisheries off Donegal, Mayo and Galway in 1976 are reviewed. A serious decline in catches, particularly in the Donegal fishery, took place but this was compensated for by increased prices. The decline in catches is caused mainly by a decrease in stock size, because the recruitment of young herring in recent years has not compensated for the amounts removed by fishing. To minimise the dangers of poor recruitment it would be unwise to allow any fishing to develop on young immature herring in the area. The total international catch off Galway increased considerably in 1976, largely due to increased Dutch effort. International catch restrictions on the total catch are likely to be even more severe in future years.
    • The Winter Herring Fishery of the North-West of Ireland (1968-69)

      Molloy, J; Kennedy, T D (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Fisheries Division), 1969)
      The 1968/69 winter herring fishery off the Donegal, North Mayo and Sligo coasts began in mid October, 1968 and continued until the end of January, 1969. A total of 63,821 crans were landed during the season as compared with 55,193 crans landed during the 1967/68 season. The majority of the landings mere made at the ports of Killybegs, Sligo and Burtonport. A feature of the season was the increased landings made at Sligo by both local and Killybegs boats.