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Atlantic Dawn before its sale to Dutch owners in 2007
Fishing
#Fishing - Fishing rights retained in the sale of Irish supertrawler Atlantic Dawn could continue to net many millions of euro for its former owners — much to the ire of smaller operators in Ireland’s fishing fleet, as The Irish…
Mayo Man Convicted Over Illegal Angling Incident At Cloongee Fishery
Angling
#Angling - A Mayo man has been convicted of obstructing a fisheries officer and failing to produce a salmon licence over an incident on the River Moy. At a sitting of Castlebar District Court on 3 January, Judge Mary Devins…
Olympic silver medallists Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan are hoping 2017 will be another great year.
Rowing
#Rowing: Here is the 2017 Calendar for Irish Rowers. The year ahead is a bumper one. In February, the Fisa Extraordinary Congress in Tokyo will be the focus of intense interest, as a decision will be made on the boats…
Photograph of the two-person canoe that capsized in the incident off Kenmare on 31 January 2016
MCIB
#MCIB - Basic water safety precautions were not taken before a canoe capsize incident that led to the drowning of a man off Kenmare almost a year ago. That’s the main conclusion of the official report into the tragedy in…
Sea trout with Sea Lice
Fishing
The Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland has welcomed new research by scientists from Inland Fisheries Ireland and Argyll Fisheries Trust (Scotland) which found that sea trout carry significantly higher levels of sea lice infestation closer to marine salmon farms. Researchers…
Gavan Hennigan
Rowing
#Rowing: Irish oarsman Gavan Hennigan has crossed halfway on his row across the Atlantic Ocean. The Galway man has had a tough 36 hours, with northerly winds pushing him off his preferred course, but the winds are switching to a…
Afloat.ie adds the above 3-D visualisation of the proposed development at Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey was commissioned by the campaign group, Bulloch Harbour Preservation Association. The BHPA commissioned graphic artist, Dan O'Neill, with the support of an architect, to translate the developer's plans which are currently under planning application.
Dublin Bay
#BullochHarbour - A major campaign in Dalkey is under way to stop what has been described as the ‘Costa del Sol’ style development at Bulloch Harbour in south Dublin. As The Irish Times writes on the eve of its 200th…
Colin Wong (left) with his Kayak4Kuwait teammates
Kayaking
#Kayaking - A Cork man is in the midst of an epic kayaking expedition along the Persian Gulf to raise awareness of the region’s marine environment, as the Evening Echo reports. Colin Wong from Bishopstown is close to Abu Dhabi…
Gavan Hennigan
Rowing
#Rowing: He has new rivals for his placing, but Gavan Hennigan remains in the top three of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Facing It, a South African trio have taken over from American Oarsmen, also a trio, in fourth place.…
Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey where there are plans to develop the former premises of Western Marine chandlery with a larger mixed development block (three-storeys) of luxury apartments and marine shop units. In addition to three houses (three-storeys) at the rear of site along the scenic coastal location in south Dublin.
Dublin Bay
#BullochHarbour - Concerned residents and marine users of Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin are to hold a public meeting tomorrow (Thurs. Jan.5th) over a proposed mixed development at a sensitive coastal site of the former premises of Western Marine, writes…
Newcastle RNLI's inshore lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Newcastle RNLI was requested by Belfast Coastgaurd to launch to the aid of what was believed to be a dinghy in trouble a half-mile south of Newcastle Harbour on Saturday afternoon (31 December). However, when the inshore lifeboat…
The Minister has ordered a review of “Catch and Release” Element of Fisheries Management Policy
Angling
Mr. Sean Kyne T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, has approved a suite of regulations and bye-laws that will govern the wild salmon and sea trout fisheries in 2016. These will come into…
Gary and Paul O'Donovan, Olympic silver medallists.
Rower of the Year
#Rowers of the Year: The Afloat Rowers of the Year for 2016 are Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan. Between them they brought Ireland two gold medals and two silvers at top international events in 2016.  The highlight was the silver…
Bangor Lifeboat Saves Swimmer In Ballyholme Bay
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - At 8.10am this morning (Wednesday 28 December), Bangor RNLI’s volunteer crew responded to a request from HM Coastguard to rescue a young man reported to be in difficulty while swimming 200 metres off the shore in Ballyholme Bay.…
Atlantic Rower Hennigan Defies Winds to Hold Third
Rowing
#Rowing: On the 15th day of his solo row across the Atlantic, Gavan Hennigan has firmly established himself in third in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. The winds have picked up and he reports some difficulty – “oars trying to…
Gavan Hennigan
Rowing
#Rowing: Gavan Hennigan has taken over in third in the Atlantic Challenge rowing race. As the race from Europe to the West Indies enters its 10th day, team SouloGav was edging ahead of American Oarsmen, a trio. Remarkably, the Irish…

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