Kilkeel Man Overboard Exercise

Kilkeel  (21 December 2017).

In Kilkeel today the staff completed a man overboard exercise on the dredger using the ships equipment (Jason cradle).





Recycling Fishing Gear

We sent 3 containers of netting to Plastix Global in Denmark & are actively looking to send more nets to them for recycling.

Some of the things they can use the material for include Velux windows, drainage piping & lego.

Damien’s Leaving

Damien’s leaving for pastures new (Oct 2017).

After all too short a time Damien is leaving the Kilkeel team to go to pastures new.

This cheerful and positive gentleman has made a hugely positive contribution to the team from day one. He will be greatly missed.

Good luck Damien in your new career.

Investors in People Award Ceremony

"Investors in People" Award Ceremony - Wednesday 20 September 2017.

Pictured with Mark Huddleston of Investors in People are Terry Jarvis and Kevin Quigley at the recent Investors in People award Ceremony held in Belfast Castle.

NIFHA were proud recipients of the Bronze Award.

Kilkeel Sea Food Festival

Kilkeel Harbour Sea Food Festival (16 Sept 2017).

NIFHA proudly joined in the sea food festival at Kilkeel bringing along its ever popular touch tank.

A huge thank you to Michael, Gary and Fred who gave up their Saturday to help out.

Indeed well done to all involved – a brilliant day out.

Ardglass Festival

Ardglass Harbour Festival (12 Aug 2017).

Ardglass a community at its best. The festival was such a great day; the fishermens mission had great burgers alas munching and taking photos don’t mix so only a glimpse of the fun here. Again huge thanks to all who work every year to make this such a success and particular thanks to NIFHA’s team John (who knew lobsters were so funny!) Fred and Richard and not of course not forgetting the fishermen.

Portavogie Festival

Portavogie Harbour Festival (12 Aug 2017).

Not one but two! festivals today at NIFHA Harbours.
1st up Portavogie – such a community effort and what a success!!!! Huge thanks to the council, the choir, Sam and the guys for the models Rockabil for the fresh fish, Eddie and the team for the work on the day and the huge effort for getting the Harbour ready and last but definately not least the fishermen who’s patience and goodwill makes this possible and everyone who worked to make this a great day out for thousands of visitors.

Ardglass – New Power/Water Pedestals

Ardglass Harbour – Additional Power/Water Pedestals (13 June 2017).
4 additional Power/Water pedestals are in the process of being fitted. We expect to be up & running in about a weeks time.

Obituary – Ian Morris M.B.E. (died 20 May 2017)

It is with deep regret that I record the passing of our valued board member Ian Morris.

I joined NIFHA in September 2012 by which stage Ian was already a well-established member of the Board. His knowledge of the fishing industry was second to none and he had a deep understanding of the needs of the fishermen of all three harbours.

As the new guy on the block with no real knowledge of the industry I placed heavy reliance on Ian. He was always very supportive of me. He was never afraid to challenge but did so always with great respect and in a way which was about supporting the best possible outcome.

His positive contribution will be greatly missed.

He will be remembered by our staff for his simple courtesy always the first with a thank-you, a true gentleman. For me it was truly an honour and a privilege to have both known him and worked alongside him.

Many of the staff and all of the Board knew Ian well and without exception all of us were deeply upset by news of his passing.

On behalf of our Chairman Terry Jarvis, all of our Board and our entire staff may I pass on our deepest condolences to his wife and family.