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Marine Minister Meets Three EU Member States In 48-Hour Brexit Consultation
Fishing
#Brexit - Marine Minister Michael Creed will take his St Patrick's Day duties as an opportunity to extend his engagement with key EU member states on Brexit over the coming days. Following recent formal meetings with his Spanish, Estonian and…
Max Murphy, UCD, Ruth Gilligan, UCD, International rugby player Josh Van Der Flier with the Gannon Cup, Megan Jungmann, TCD and Cian Flynn, TCD.
Rowing
#Rowing: Trinity won the toss for both the Corcoran Cup women’s race and Gannon Cup men’s contest at the Colours Races this weekend on the Liffey. Trinity opted to take the North Station in both cases. The toss was performed…
Claire Lambe
Rowing
#Rowing: Claire Lambe has been named in the Cambridge crew for the Women’s Boat Race on April 2nd. The Dubliner (26) will row in the number three seat for the light blues. Lambe represented Ireland at the Olympic Games in…
The Waterville Angler Survey surveyed 207 anglers during the 2015 angling season
Angling
Angling tourists to Waterville, Co. Kerry spend on average €644 during their stay, according to research published today by Inland Fisheries Ireland with assistance from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). The research, which was carried out withthe Waterville…
SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: Of course the prawns! are the star of the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival held in Howth this St. Patrick's Weekend.
Coastal Notes
#SeaFoodFest - Linking in the St Patrick's Weekend is the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival (17-19 March) which offers three days filled to the brim with fun, food and delights to suit all. The festival located in the apt setting of…
Chris Bertish crossed the Atlantic from Morocco to the Caribbean on his custom-made paddle board in 93 days
Surfing
#SUP - South African adventurer Chris Bertish has become the first man to cross the Atlantic by stand-up paddleboard, as the Guardian reports. The big wave surfer took 93 days to traverse the ocean from Agadir in Morocco to Antigua,…
Inland Fisheries Ireland CEO Dr Ciaran Byrne and SEAI chief executive Jim Gannon confirm their partnership on energy savings
News Update
#IFI - Inland Fisheries Ireland has officially signed up to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) Partnership Programme, which helps integrate energy management into public sector organisations. This new partnership will see IFI follow a clear path to achieving…
Two Irish Surfers Up For 2017 Big Wave Prize
Surfing
#Surfing - Two Irish surfers are nominated for ride of the year in the 2017 WSL Big Wave Awards after taking on the monster swell at Mullaghmore Head last month. Conor Maguire and Peter Conroy were in the right place…
Hannah Scott
Rower of Month
#Rowing: Hannah Scott is the Afloat Rower of the Month for February. The Bann girl topped the rankings at the Ireland Assessment. Her time of 25 minutes and 32 seconds for the six kilometre course at Lough Rynn in Leitrim…
Irish & Spanish Fisheries Ministers Discuss ‘Common Concerns’ Over Brexit in Brussels
Fishing
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed’s meeting with his Spanish counterpart in Brussels yesterday (Monday 6 March) was “a very useful opportunity to identify common concerns” regarding the impact of Brexit on Europe’s fisheries. Commenting on his discussion with Spain’s…
Fishery Offence Summonses Halted Pending Amended Legislation
Angling
#Angling - Legal actions against poaching and other illegal angling and fisheries activity have hit a stumbling block after it was found that Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) does not have “explicit power to prosecute offences”. The Department of Communications, Climate…
The Dublin University Boat Club novice eight receiving their award from Dawn Livingstone of Waterways Ireland.
Rowing
#Rowing: Waterways Ireland presented prizes to winning crews after the successful Erne Head of the River on Saturday in Enniskillen. Trinity were the best overall club at the event, while local club Enniskillen Royal Boat Club had the top junior…
Entries Open for Marine Industry Awards
Ports & Shipping
#MarineAwards - The Marine Industry Awards are Ireland's premier event to showcase on a national scale excellence and innovation within our marine sector. Now in the third year, the Awards are a significant event which will be held during SeaFest…
Over €1.8 million in grants to 19 seafood enterprises under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)
Fishing
Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. today announced the award of over €1.8 million in grants to 19 seafood enterprises under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Operational Programme for the seafood sector. The grants…
Lough Ree RNLI launched to the incident on Saturday afternoon 4 March
News Update
#LoughRee - RTÉ News reports that a man has died after an incident while kayaking on Lough Ree yesterday afternoon (Saturday 4 March). Coastguard and RNLI teams recovered the casualty, believed to be an experienced water sportsman, after he went…
Trinity's Senior Eight Compete at Erne Head of the River
Rowing
#Rowing: Trinity’s senior men’s eight were the top crew at the Erne Head of the River in Enniskillen today. The Dublin University crew covered the 4.52 miles in perfect conditions in 18 minutes 30 seconds. It was their third consecutive…

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