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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…
A ship’s telegraph much like this one was retrieved from the Lusitania wreck by diver Eoin McGarry - but another was previously lost on an unsupervised dive
Diving
#Lusitania - Questions have been raised by an Oireactas committee after a telegraph from the Lusitania wreck was lost during an unsupervised dive last summer. According to RTÉ News, no archaeologist was present on the diving expedition on 13 July…
Marine Institute chief executive Dr Peter Heffernan with Norwegian Ambassador to Ireland Else Berit Eikeland on Thursday 23 February
Marine Science
#Research - A recent visit to the Marine Institute by the Norwegian Ambassador to Ireland Else Berit Eikeland was an opportunity to discuss marine research collaborations with a North Atlantic partner. That’s according to Marine Institute chief executive Dr Peter…
The Erne Head of the River organisers will welcome an exceptionally large entry of 90 boats and 596 rowers to Enniskillen on the 3rd March 2017
Rowing
The Erne Head of the River will welcome an exceptionally large entry of 91 boats and  well over 600 rowers to Enniskillen on Saturday, March 4th. The race - the 60th -  will be visible from the start point four…
Panorama of Lough Mask in Co Mayo
Angling
#Angling - Plans to introduce non-native fish species into Irish lakes have been alleged by Irish angling enthusiasts, as the Mayo News reported recently. A social media post via the Irish Pike Society, which has since been removed, claimed that…
David O'Malley
Rowing
Rowing: Thirty nine senior and under-23 competitors and 59 juniors have been invited to attend the Ireland trials on March 25th and 26th Most competed at the recent Ireland trials, though David O’Malley, who could not attend, and the Spain-based…

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