Report: BIM has published An Economic Analysis of the Irish Small-Scale Fleet (SSF)

[Source: BIM]

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, have published their latest report, An Economic Analysis of the Irish Small-Scale Fleet (SSF). This report represents the most detailed economic assessment of the Irish small-scale fishing fleet carried out to date.

Multiple data sources were used to assess the economic state of the SSF to understand fishing patterns, fleet structure, landing volumes, sales values and export patterns.

The small-scale fleet (SSF) is an integral part of the overall Irish fishing fleet representing the majority of registered vessels and over half of all employment in the sector.

The fleet is distributed all around the island with vessels registered in over 400 towns and villages.

There are over 300 small-scale fishing vessels registered in each of the counties Donegal, Cork and Galway, over 200 each in Kerry and Mayo with significant numbers in Wexford, Waterford, Dublin and Louth.

The analysis in this report, assesses the economic state of the sector to determine whether current fishing is at this point profitable.

Click here to read the full report.