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Campaigners Fear ‘Back Door’ Salmon Farming Via Galway Bay Test Site
Fishing
#FishFarm - Could proposals for the Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site provide a back door for fish farming in the bay? That’s the concern of local campaigners after a Statutory Instrument was enacted earlier this month that…
The stricken trawler from Kilkeel safely moored in Peel Harbour after its overnight ordeal
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Two British naval war ships, three helicopters and a fishing vessel joined Peel RNLI in the dramatic rescue of a trawler between Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man in the early hours of Wednesday morning (21 September).…
Galway Bay
Fishing
The death in hospital of a lone fisherman after a tragic accident in Galway Bay on Wednesday moved Pierce Purcell of Galway Bay Sailing Club to post these thoughts yesterday to his fellow GBSC members, and he has forwarded them…
In July 2016, in separate cases, three dead dolphins were found on the south-west coast of Ireland in the space of one week, one with a rope around its tail
Marine Wildlife
Seán Kelly MEP (Ireland South) is calling for regular on-board inspections of supertrawlers fishing off the Irish coast to ensure that they are fully compliant with the EU Common Fisheries Policy, following a reported rise in dolphin deaths. The Fine…
Lough Derg RNLI's inshore lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Lough Derg RNLI was requested to launch by Valentia Coast Guard yesterday evening (Sunday 4 September) to assist a fisherman whose boat was wedged inside a rocky shoal. At 5.50pm, the inshore lifeboat launched with helm Eleanor Hooker,…
The tsunameter being deployed near the M4 buoy
Marine Warning
#MarineNotice - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises that marine scientists from the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (DIAS) are deploying a tsunameter close to the new location of the M4 weather…
The FV Napier before it was lost in a sudden flooding incident of the Saltee Islands on 30 January 2014
Fishing
#Fishing - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport reminds fishing vessel operators to monitor their bilge spaces prior, during and after voyages. It is also essential that bilge alarms are tested regularly, to determine…
Pictured at the launch of the Launch of FLAGS (Fisheries Local Area Groups Groups) programme at the National Seafood Centre in Clonakilty are Michael Creed, T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Tara McCarthy, CEO, BIM with FLAGS representatives, WEST FLAG, Paddy Crowe, Inis Oirr, Co. Galway; SOUTH WEST FLAG, Kevin Flannery, Dingle Co.Kerry; NORTH FLAG, Gerry Gallagher, Co. Donegal; SOUTH FLAG, Finian O’Sullivan, Bantry, Co. Cork; SOUTH EAST FLAG, Noel McDonagh, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford and NORTH WEST FLAG, Gerard Hassett, Achill, Co. Mayo.
Fishing
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD met representatives of the seven new Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) at the National Seafood Centre in Clonakilty today. €12m is available to the FLAGS under Ireland’s Operational Programme for…
IFI Extends Consultation On Fish Farm Phase-Out
Fishing
#FishFarm - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced an extension of its public consultation on freshwater trout production. Intended to facilitate the fullest possible consideration by the Board of IFI of stakeholders' views, the consultation period originally due to close…
Marine Minister Michael Creed with his department's secretary general Aidan O'Driscoll launching this year's Annual Review and Outlook
Fishing
#Seafood - France remains Ireland's largest export market for commercial fishing catches - but African countries now make up one-fifth of total export revenues. Nigeria, Cameroon, Egypt and Ghana together accounted for 20% of Ireland's seafood export revenues in 2015,…
C57 Red Squirrel,a jack-up barge is part of the marine plant equipment used to complete work of the Small Craft Harbour at Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre
Fishing
#KillybegsProject - A marine piling project is underway in Killybegs, Co Donegal on phase 3 of the small craft harbour. The contract to ABCO Marine at the Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre that began late last month, is on behalf of…
Fishing Will Not Play Second Fiddle To Farming In Brexit Talks Says Minister
Fishing
#BrexitImpact - Ireland's fishing industry will not lose out to agriculture in the wake of Brexit, the new Marine Minister assured stakeholders at this year's SeaFest in Galway. Speaking to The Irish Times, Minister Michael Creed said "I am not…
Marine Minister Michael Creed
Fishing
#Fishing - Marine Minister Micheal Creed yesterday (Tuesday 28 June) met with EU Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella at the Fisheries Ministers Council in Luxembourg. This was the first formal meeting between the two men since Minster Creed's appointment. The minister…
Old Fishing Nets Could Be A Moneyspinner For Irish Businesses
Fishing
#Fishing - 'Money for old rope' is the pitch for a new initiative that aims to recycle old fishing nets that often end up littering the seas, as the Irish Examiner reports. A number of Irish companies have been invited…
Regional delegates with the new Marine Minister at 2016's first NIFF meeting yesterday
Fishing
#Fishing - New Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed hosted his first meeting of the National Inshore Fisheries Forum (NIFF) yesterday, Wednesday 22 June. The minister met with the chairs and vice-chairs representing the six Regional Inshore…
Atlantic salmon
Fishing
#Seafood - Wild Atlantic salmon is now available at fish counters around Ireland. This salmon comes from sustainably managed traditional net fisheries on estuaries and rivers around Ireland, where the number of returning salmon allows fish to be harvested while…

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