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The FV Margiris is one of the largest fishing vessels on the seas
Fishing
#Supertrawler - The controversial supertrawler Margiris has returned to fish in Irish waters, as Coast Monkey reports. Previously banned from Australian waters, the 9,500-tonne FV Margiris is one of the largest fishing trawlers on the seas, and has previously fished…
Tokyo Bay’s Sea Forest is still expected to host rowing and canoe sprint events for the 2020 Olympics
News Update
#Tokyo2020 - Irish Olympic rowing and canoeing hopefuls look set to stay in Japan’s capital for the 2020 Games as plans to move their venue to a city 400km north are likely to be abandoned. As Inside the Games reports,…
Margaret Cremen
Rowing
#Rowing: Eoghan O’Connor of Castleconnell came agonisingly close to a remarkable feat at the Irish Provinces Indoor Rowing Championships at the University of Limerick today. The Castleconnell man missed setting a time of six minutes for the 2,000 metres by…
Benedict Behr-Heyder
Rowing
#Rowing: Spectators at the Garda Boat Club witnessed a rare sight for an Irish crowd - a competitor breaking six minutes for 2,000 metres on the ergometer. Neptune's Ben Behr Heyder set a time of 5:59.8 at the Leinster Indoor…
The winning ladies with their medals after this year’s Shore Angling Worlds in Wexford
Angling
#Angling - It was double gold for Ireland’s men and women at the World Shore Angling Championships in Wexford this week, as the Irish Examiner reports. And it’s a result that’s put the sport of shore angling firmly “back on…
BIM National Seafood Awards 2016  – A group shot of the inaugural winners with Tara McCarthy, BIM CEO & Kieran Calnan, BIM Chairman and Howley family (BIM Lifetime Achievement Award) including Blackshell Mussels, Sofrimar, Oceanpath & Goatsbridge Trout Farm, Island Seafoods, Foyle Warrior Ltd, Barry Shaw (Student of the Year), Stephen Hurley, The Fish Shop, Union Hall (Independent Young Fishmonger of the Year),  Eimantas Zvirblis, Donnybrook Fair, Malahide (Supermarket Seafood Counter), Jim Connolly, Responsible Fisherman of the Year, Dungarvan Shellfish
Fishing
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, announced the winners of the first ever BIM National Seafood Awards held on Thursday 17th November 2016 at a Gala Awards event in the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Out of 38 finalists…
Lough Foyle
Fishing
#Brexit - Brexit has revived a dormant territorial dispute between Britain and the Republic of Ireland over the ownership of Lough Foyle, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. Leinster House has rejected a claim by Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire that…
The missing man went overboard some 6km east of Kilmichael Point
News Update
#Missing - The search was set to resume this morning for a fisherman missing after going overboard from a three-man fishing vessel off the Wicklow-Wexford border yesterday morning (Wednesday 16 November). As The Irish Times reports, RNLI lifeboats from Rosslare…
Freshwater pearl mussels Margaritifera margaritifera
Fishing
#Mussels - Marine Minister Michael Creed has announced a major step forward for the Freshwater Pearl Mussel Scheme with the recruitment of a dedicated management team to help design and deliver the project on the ground. A formal request for…
A wild salmon leaping in Northumberland, England
Angling
#Angling - Sean Kyne TD, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, has given statutory notice of his intention to make the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme Regulations 2016 to provide for the…
The Altagoan joins the Moyola River northeast of Draperstown
Angling
#FiskKill - Heavy rain over the weekend slowed the investigation into a fish kill on a tributary of an important salmon and trout river for Northern Ireland. As BBC News reports, a slurry discharge in the Altagoan River near Magherafelt…
A new Lough Derg Canoe Trail will be established in 2017 on Ireland's third biggest lake
Canoeing
Canoe facilities and services blocks are being provided at various locations around Lough Derg as part of a new inland waters initiative aimed at promoting water-based activities on Ireland’s third largest lake. Clare County Council has confirmed that the proposed…
Shane O'Connell
Rowing
#Rowing: The fastest crew of the day at the Skibbereen head of the River at the Marina in Cork today was the UCC men’s senior eight. They covered the course in 10 minutes and four seconds, 12 seconds ahead of…
Girls from Presentation, Terenure at the blitz.
Rowing
#Rowing: The All-Ireland Schools rowing Blitz in Trinity College, Dublin today was the culmination of weeks or hard work in the Get Going...Get Rowing schools programme. Trinity College saw hordes of bus loads coming from Limerick, Cork, Galway, Carlow and…
Courtmacsherry RNLI's all-weather lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - RNLI lifeboats from Wicklow and Courtmacsherry have responded to two separate calls from fishing boats in difficulty around the Irish coast in recent days. A trawler with three fishermen onboard was towed to safety by Wicklow RNLI yesterday…
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