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Marine Notice: Hi-Line Protocols For Helicopter SAR Assistance
Rescue
#MarineNotice - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) details the proper hi-line protocols when receiving assistance from a search and rescue helicopter. The notice follows the findings of last year’s MCIB report into…
Youghal RNLI's inshore lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Youghal RNLI came to the assistance of two people last weekend after their fishing vessel got into difficulty off the Cork coast. The volunteer crew was requested to launch their inshore lifeboat last Saturday (27 January) at 3.55pm…
SEA-DOG: Husky, a tug workboat made a short coastal passage from Howth Harbour to her homeport of Wickow Port this morning. She is seen last weekend on the Vartry and at a routine berth on the North Quay. Astern are boats of the fishing fleet of the east coast harbour.
Ports & Shipping
#Towage – Alpha Marine’s tug-workboat Husky headed to her homeport of Wicklow Port this morning having been at Howth Boatyard, writes Jehan Ashmore. The robust looking Belfast registered 8 tonnes bollard pull tug had used the boat-haul or ‘Synchrolift’ facility…
Speakers at the seafood sectoral gialogue on Brexit: Patrick Murphy; Bord Bia CEO Tara McCarthy; Marine Minister Michael Creed; Sean O’Donohue of the Killybegs Fishermans' Association, Lorcán Ó Cinnéide of the Irish Fish Processors and Exporters Association; and Dr Cecil Beamish of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Fishing
#Brexit - Marine Minister Michael Creed yesterday (Wednesday 1 February) hosted a sectoral dialogue focused on the seafood sector and the potential impacts it could face from Brexit. Opening the dialogue, Minister Creed highlighted the importance of ensuring that the…
Irish Fishing Industry Wants Clarity Over Brexit
Fishing
#Brexit - Concern is spreading across Ireland’s fishing industry over the impact of Brexit on Irish fishing grounds and markets, as The Irish Times reports. The potential impact of fishing vessels from elsewhere in the EU that might be expelled…
 Skerries lifeboat was involved in this morning's Fishing Vessel rescue off the Dublin Coast
Coastguard
Five crew members have been rescued from a fishing vessel that got into difficulties off Balbriggan shortly after 5.15 this morning. The Dublin based Coast Guard helicopter, RNLI units from Skerries, Howth and Clogherhead and Skerries Coast Guard unit all…
Pictured were Dr Willie Roche, Senior Research Officer at Inland Fisheries Ireland, Minister Sean Kyne T.D. and Dr Cathal Gallagher, Head of Research at Inland Fisheries Ireland at the launch of the Celtic Sea Trout Project.
Fishing
Inland Fisheries Ireland has published a new report called The Celtic Sea Trout Project (CSTP) which addresses significant knowledge gaps around sea trout. This migratory trout has a significant fisheries value however some sea trout fisheries in parts of Ireland…
Seán Kelly MEP
Fishing
Seán Kelly MEP has this week been appointed to the European Parliament's Committee on Fisheries. The Ireland South MEP, is Ireland's only Member of the International Trade Committee, which will complement his latest appointment: "Ireland exports seafood to 80 countries…
Smoked trout is just at home in the fine dining setting as it is on your own kitchen dinner plate
Fishing
#Seafood - A Howth-based seafood company is hoping to broaden Irish people’s taste for fish beyond the usual salmon, as TheJournal.ie reports. Winners of the recent BIM National Seafood Award for Innovation in Seafood Processing, Oceanpath teamed up with Goatsbridge…
Michael Creed: committed to legislation allowing northern and southern fishing vessels reciprocal fishing rights within the island’s territorial waters.
Fishing
#TerritorialWaters - Marine minister Michael Creed writes The Irish Times faces a clash with the influential Donegal supertrawler fleet following his decision to review the share-out of the lucrative mackerel fishery. Mr Creed has also said he was committed to…
Transport Launches New ‘Seafarers’ Website
News Update
#Seafarers - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) has launched its new Seafarers web resource for all seafarers, fishers, recreational craft users and others looking to obtain certification or qualification in the sector. The new website is intended…
Herring shoals attract seals and cetaceans to the South Coast in big numbers each winter
Marine Wildlife
#PairTrawling - Winter season pair trawling has been blamed for a spate of marine wildlife deaths on the Waterford coast this week, as the Irish Examiner reports. Locals in Ardmore discovered four seals and a porpoise washed up on their…
Atlantic Dawn before its sale to Dutch owners in 2007
Fishing
#Fishing - Fishing rights retained in the sale of Irish supertrawler Atlantic Dawn could continue to net many millions of euro for its former owners — much to the ire of smaller operators in Ireland’s fishing fleet, as The Irish…
Sea trout with Sea Lice
Fishing
The Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland has welcomed new research by scientists from Inland Fisheries Ireland and Argyll Fisheries Trust (Scotland) which found that sea trout carry significantly higher levels of sea lice infestation closer to marine salmon farms. Researchers…
Afloat.ie adds the above 3-D visualisation of the proposed development at Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey was commissioned by the campaign group, Bulloch Harbour Preservation Association. The BHPA commissioned graphic artist, Dan O'Neill, with the support of an architect, to translate the developer's plans which are currently under planning application.
Dublin Bay
#BullochHarbour - A major campaign in Dalkey is under way to stop what has been described as the ‘Costa del Sol’ style development at Bulloch Harbour in south Dublin. As The Irish Times writes on the eve of its 200th…
Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey where there are plans to develop the former premises of Western Marine chandlery with a larger mixed development block (three-storeys) of luxury apartments and marine shop units. In addition to three houses (three-storeys) at the rear of site along the scenic coastal location in south Dublin.
Dublin Bay
#BullochHarbour - Concerned residents and marine users of Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin are to hold a public meeting tomorrow (Thurs. Jan.5th) over a proposed mixed development at a sensitive coastal site of the former premises of Western Marine, writes…

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