Current Focus

IIMRO continues to organise and mobilise those involved in the marine sector across the offshore islands of Ireland. This will ensure they play a central role in the sustainable management of their marine resources.

Dáil Éireann

The Oireachtas, its committees and state agencies have a key role in developing policies which govern the maritime sector around our islands. IIMRO works with all of these to ensure that island communities have a sustainable future.

Houses of the Oireachtas

IIMRO work with news and media organisations from across Europe to highlight marine issues which affect islanders

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EU Parliament

IIMRO works with our partner organisations such as the European Small Island Network (ESIN) and Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE) to influence policy at a European level.

Current Priorities

Report on Promoting Sustainable Rural Coastal and Island Communities
Joint Oireachtas Report on Promoting Sustainable Rural Coastal and Island Communities

IIMRO are working hard in asking our elected members to implement the recommendations of this Dáil report and have prioritised three key recommendations for immediate action.

Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)

The special recognition for island communities dependant on fishing in the new CFP remains a top priority for IIMRO. The challenge is getting it adopted by the Irish government and agencies so that it can be resourced by the EU to deliver on the ground for island communities.

Comhdháil Oileáin na hÉireann

IIMRO continues to work with island communities and friends of the islands to ensure their views are represented at all levels across the marine sector. Action: Sign up to our newsletter below for updates on progress and follow us on social media.