The Skipper's new skipper –

The Skipper’s new skipper Published:  07 February, 2014

MARA Media Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Niall Duffy as Editor of its flagship publication The Skipper.

Based in Castletownbere, Duffy has spent the last 30 years in various roles within the fishing and marine industries both in Ireland and further afield.

He began his fishing career in Killybegs and since then has been a regular contributor to The Skipper and other publications including the Marine Times and Fishing News.

Having worked in the catching, processing and sales sectors of fishing and seafood, Niall has had unique insight into all aspects of the industry and will bring this wealth of experience to the pages of The Skipper.

Camera in hand, Niall has been a familiar sight on piers and in harbours around our coasts over the years and has worked for national and international media documenting the highs and lows of fishing and aquaculture.

Commenting on his appointment, Duffy said: ‘I welcome this opportunity to join the team at The Skipper and Mara Media. The fishing industry has weathered many storms in recent years and has been badly portrayed by the mainstream media to the wider world.

‘Our priority is to change the way fishing is viewed and to inform both readers of The Skipper and the general public the positives of our industry. Only by challenging wrong perceptions and highlighting injustices can we promote all that is good about fishing.’

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