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IFI Outlines Efforts In Protecting Ireland’s Inland Fisheries Resource
Angling
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) spent 188,404 staff hours and carried out 31,180 patrols in 2016 to protect Ireland’s fisheries resource, it was announced yesterday (Wednesday 25 January) at the launch of the IFI Protection Review. The review highlights…
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…
Gavan Hennigan
Rowing
#Rowing: Solo rower Gavan Hennigan is in a battle to hold off the three-man boat American Oarsmen in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Two boats have finished the race from the Canaries to Antigua and Hennigan leads the nine boats…
Top Rowers Pull Together for Pieta House
Rowing
#Rowing: A group of Ireland’s top rowers are hosting a special charity event this Sunday. The Run to Row at the National Rowing Centre in Farran Woods park in Cork is being held to raise funds for Pieta House, the…
Last year’s European Championships at Lage Vaart in Almere, Netherlands
Angling
#Angling - Tuesday 31 January is the deadline for anglers across the island of Ireland to express their interest in joining one of two teams prepping for international competitions this year. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, the National Coarse Fishing…
The new schedule for coastal rowing regattas accommodates this growing sport in Dublin and Wicklow
Coastal Rowing
This week sees the launch of the fixture list for the East Coast Coastal Rowing regatta circuit 2017. Crews of men, women, and children from Skerries in the north to Arklow in the south will compete for the individual regatta…
Sam McKeown
Rowing
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan set a new personal best – by just .1 of a second - and was the top lightweight at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships today. The outstanding peformance of the day at the University of Limerick belonged,…
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…
The crew of Latitude 35 celebrate in Antigua
Rowing
#Rowing: The Atlantic rowing race in which Irishman Gavan Hennigan is doing remarkably well has produced a new world record. The American four Latitude 35 crossed the line first in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, winning the race in 35…
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…
Surfing at Lahinch in a still from ‘Beyond the Break’
Surfing
#Surfing - Lahinch-based surfing pro Fergal Smith is the subject of not one but two recent online documentaries — and neither for his big wave exploits. Smith turned to organic farming after a globetrotting surfing career, teaming up with fellow…
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…
Shane Mulvaney and Paul O'Donovan at the Irish Indoor Championships 2016.
Rowing
#Rowing: The entry for the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships on Saturday (January 21st) at the University of Limerick is over 200 up on last year, a new record for the event. There are 1202 entrants from 115 clubs, 63 of…
Cork Brothers Convicted Of Illegal Salmon Fishing
Angling
#Angling - Two Cork brothers have been convicted of stroke hauling a salmon last August in breach of Section 170 (1) of the 1959 Fisheries Act last August. At a sitting of Clonakilty District Court on 3 January, Judge David…
Gavan Hennigan
Rowing
#Rowing: The winds have finally changed in his favour and Gavan Hennigan has been taking advantage to put distance between him and the challengers for the third place he holds in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge rowing race. On the…
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…

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