Membership

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

Liz Goff – Chair of the South East RIFF

Sector: Fisheries

Cian Daniels – Joint Vice Chair of the South East RIFF

Sector: Fisheries

Kate Dempsey – Joint Vice Chair of the South East RIFF

Sector: Agriculture

Charles Featherstone 

Charlie Featherstone

Sector: Fisheries

Charlie owns the fishing vessel “Fran Leon III”, WD255. He is involved in fishing for whelk using pots. He also pot fishes for lobster and crab, trawls for whitefish and squid and dredges for scallop. Charlie has participated and attended many meetings concerning fisheries management over the years.

Simon McLoughlin

Sector: Fisheries

Tom Roche

Tom Roche Snr

Sector: Fisheries

Tom owns the fishing vessel “Catherine Mark”, W254 and fishes for lobster, crab and whelk using pots. He also uses gill nets and trawls for whitefish and prawns and fishes for herring and dredges for scallop. Tom is the chair of the South Wexford Lobster Co-op which has been active in proposing sustainable management of lobster stocks by being the first co-op in Ireland to establish and carry out v-notching. He is also a member of the Kilmore Quay Fishermen’s Co-op.

Mark Bates

Sector: Fisheries

Stephen Burke

Stephen Burke

Sector: Fisheries

Stephen owns the fishing vessel “Boy River”, W280. He is involved in potting for crab, lobster , inshore trawling, gill netting and hooks and line, dredging for surf and razor clams and scallop. He is a member of the Waterford Estuary Surf Clam/Cockle Local Advisory Committee, the Celtic Sea Herring Management Committee and the Irish South and East Fish Producers Organisation.

Alan Walshe

Sector: Environment

Leslie Bates

Leslie Bates

Sector: Processors/Added Value/Buyers/Sales

Leslie is the Managing Director of Sofrimar in Kilmore Quay, Co.Wexford . He has an exhaustive knowledge of the fishing industry and in the buying, processing and exportation of scallop, crab and razor clams.

David Tobin

Sector: Fisheries

Darren Kinsella

Sector: Fisheries

Eamonn Hayes

Eammon Hayes

Sector: Marine Tourism – Charter Boats

Eamonn owns the charter vessel “Autumn Dream” which is licensed to carry 12 passengers. He runs his charter business from Kilmore Quay and takes people angling, whale and dolphin watching, nature trips etc.

Contact the South East RIFF Secretary