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The FV Margiris is one of the largest fishing vessels on the seas
Fishing
#Supertrawler - Naval Service personnel from the LÉ James Joyce have boarded a controversial fishing ‘supertrawler’ off the North West coast, according to the Donegal Democrat. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the 9,500-tonne FV Margiris — one of the largest…
Tiernan Oliver and Sam McKeown of Queen's
Rowing
#Rowing: A young Queen’s University lightweight quadruple were the fastest crew at the Shannon Head of the River at Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday. The under-23 crew of Jordan Wilson, Miles Taylor, Ewan Murray and Harry Mahon took 11 minutes and 53…
Boats on the water at Muckross Head of the River
Rowing
#Rowing: UCC’s senior eight set an excellent time of 10 minutes four seconds for the course length of approximately three kilometres at the Muckross Head of the River at the National Rowing Centre. The young crew, stroked by Ciarán Higgins,…
Inishturk Fish Farm Application Tops €200k
Fishing
#FishFarm - Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has spent over €200,000 on its application for a proposed salmon farm off Inishturk in Co Mayo, as the Irish Examiner reports. The planned project, much like the withdrawn proposal for Galway Bay for…
Kiltybarden Lake in Ballinamore is a host venue for the World Pairs Angling Championship
Angling
#Angling - Following the announcement of an €800,000 stimulus package for economic development on Ireland’s waterways, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has released details of Leitrim’s share to develop angling in Ballinamore. An award of €100,000 from the Department of Arts,…
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…

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