Membership

The members of the North East Regional Inshore Fisheries Forum are:

Chair of the North East RIFF – vacant

Richard Guildea – Vice Chair NE RIFF

Sector: Fisheries

Juan Blanes 

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Sector: Added Value/Processing

Juan is the sales and marketing manager for Glenmar Shellfish with extensive experience in European and emerging markets. He currently handles the landings of 40 vessels on the east coast across  all the range of inshore shellfish.

Martin Hoey

Sector: Fisheries

Martin has 14 years experience in the fisheries sector initially in inshore potting and more recently in the Razor fishery. Martin currently is the owner/skipper in partnership of three vessels which are active in the Razor fisheries sentinel programme. Martin is also a member of the Razor Fishermen’s Association.

Peter Callaghan

Sector: Fisheries

Peter has ten years experience in the fisheries sector mainly focused on the razor clam fishery. Peter currently is an owner/skipper in partnership of three vessels  which are active in the sentinel programme. Peter is also a member o the Razor Fishermans’s Association.

Seamus Kirk

Sector: Fisheries

Seamus has a fishing career spanning more than 40 years targeting prawns, bivalves and potting and in the last 5 years or so cockles and razors. Seamus is a member of the Razor Fishermen’s Association and the Dundalk Cockle Local Advisory Committee.

Andrew Carney

Sector: Fisheries

Andrew has been a professional fisherman for the last 20 years and his family is heavily involved in the sector. Andrew is a member of the Razor Fisherman’s Association and the Dundalk Cockle Local Advisory Committee.

Wray Thompson

Sector: Fisheries

Thomas Markey

Sector: Fisheries

Johnny Woodlock

Sector: Environment

Johnny is a member of the Irish Sea Sanctuary which is a member of the Irish Environmental Network. He is also an Environmental NGO representative on the North West Waters Advisory Counci and is a lifelong sea angler.

Eoin Grimes

Sector: Marine Tourism

Eoin represents the marine tourism stakeholders. He owns Skerries Sea Tours, which is Fully insured and caries the required P3 license from the Department of Transport. Eoin runs passenger trips to Rockabll Lighthouse and Lambay Island. He is a volunteer crewman and his local RNLI and is a marine electrician and knows a significant amount of the Razor vessels through his work.

Aquaculture representative – vacant

 Contact North East RIFF Secretary