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Vigilance Urged Over Salmon Lice
Angling
Salmon farmers have been reminded of the dangers of egg-bearing lice, despite a "sustained reduction" in their numbers according to a new report. "Pest control will always remain a challenge requiring active management," said Minister of State for Fisheries Sean…
Cork Surfers Brave More Than The Cold!
Surfing
There'a always a sliver lining around our coast. Whats a problem for some can be turned to advantage for others. A reef that sailors avoid during racing on coastal courses from Royal Cork presented the perfect setting for some Cork…
Details Announced for Dive Ireland 2011
Diving
Dive Ireland, Ireland's only dedicated dive show is taking place on the 5th & 6th March. The venueis the City North Hotel just off the M1 Northbound. Just 15 minutes from Dublin airport and 25 minutes from Dublin city. CFT who are…
Ocean Rowers Begin Atlantic Record Attempt
Coastal Rowing
The crew of the Sara G have begun their latest attempt on the world record for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by an ocean rowing boat. The six-man crew - skippered by Sara G owner Matt Craughwell and featuring…
Oisín van Gelderen Takes Speed Sailing Title
Surfing
Oisín van Gelderen has won the Irish Speed Sailing Championship for 2010 after a phenomenal season. The Afloat.ie/Irish Independent Sailor of the Month for September 2010 had a clean slate of results for the year, posting the fastest speeds over…
Passion for the Water Not Hindered by Disability
Diving
Physical disability does not have to be a barrier to enjoying marine activities, says one wheelchair user who's recently qualified as a scuba dive instructor. Gary Allen, who has spina bifida, tells The Irish Times how he refused to let…
Quadruple Scull Named Rowers of the Year
Rower of the Year
It was a good year for Irish rowing: among the highlights were an Ireland eight taking bronze at the World University Championships; John Keohane winning the single sculls title at the World Coastal Rowing Championships; Siohan McCrohan and Claire Lambe…
Donegal Woman Leads Online Contest for Open Swimming Award
Sea Swim
Supporters of Donegal woman Anne Marie Ward have urged the public to vote for her as 2010 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year. With just three days to go until the results are announced, Ward currently leads the…
Cold Weather Threat to Fish in NI
Angling
The recent cold snap has posed a serious threat to Northern Ireland's fish. The Belfast Telegraph reports that thousands of salmon froze to death at a fish farm in Co Antrim last week as temperatures dropped well below zero. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/salmon-freeze-to-death-on-fish-farm-15038471.html…
Openings for New Salmon Season Announced
Angling
The Minister of State for Natural Resources yesterday announced more details of river openings for fishing in the New Year due to improvement in the salmon stock. Minister Conor Lenihan announced that 52 rivers - two more than 2010 -…
Bye-Laws for Wild Salmon Fisheries Approved
Angling
The Minister for Natural Resources, Conor Lenihan T.D., has approved a suite of regulations and bye-laws that will govern the wild salmon fishery in 2011. These will come into effect from Friday, 1 January 2011. On receipt of management and…
Diving Asgard II
Diving

Diving Asgard II

22nd December 2010
In September 2008 an iconic part of maritime Ireland silently and tacitly slipped beneath the surface of the Bay of Biscay near the idyllic island of Belle Isle writes Timmy Carey. Asgard II was on a journey from Falmouth to…
Minister Welcomes Improvement in Sea Lice Management on Salmon Farms
Fishing
Minister of State (with responsibility for fisheries) Sean Connick TD today published the report of the National Implementation Group established in December 2008 to oversee the implementation of the Strategy for Improved Pest Control on Irish Salmon Farms, published in…
Surfers Stand Strong on Doolin Point
Surfing
Irish surfers have won their first battle against the development of Doolin Point in Co Clare, site of one of the country's top wave spots. A planned council vote on proposals for the €6 million Doolin Pier development was halted…
Puspure and Under-23s the Indoor Stars
Rowing
Under-23 athletes and heavyweight single sculler Sanita Puspure were the stars of the show at the Rowing Ireland Indoor Championships at Dublin City University. Puspure was by far the fastest woman, in 6 minutes 49.4 seconds, but Eimear Moran of…
EU 'Must Assist' Irish Fishing in Reviving Stocks
Fishing
The Irish Seal Sanctuary has called on the EU to assist fishermen in the switch to selective fishing gear to help restore viable stocks in Ireland's waters, the Irish Environment Network reports. http://www.ien.ie/news/irish-seal-sanctuary-proposes-new-management-plan-to-save-irish-sea/ EU Commissioner Maria Damanaki had threatened to…

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