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Newbuild Croi na Farraige, a 17.5m salmon farm harvesting vessel is lowered into the River Avoca in Arklow
Fishing
#Newbuild - A mobile crane has lowered a new workboat into the River Avoca in Arklow this week for Ireland's largest producer of farmed Atlantic salmon, writes Jehan Ashmore. The newbuild constructed by Arklow Marine Services is the Croi na…
A fishing boat in Howth
Fishing
#Fishing - The Marine Survey Office (MSO) of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) wishes to appoint a panel of surveyors to conduct surveys of fishing vessels of less than 15m length overall, in accordance with the Code…
High Genetic Diversity In Irish Brown Trout Stocks, Conference Hears
Angling
#BrownTrout - There is a high level of genetic diversity in brown trout populations evident from all catchments studied. That’s according to the findings of a groundbreaking ‘citizen science’ research into the genetic makeup of Ireland’s brown trout and sea…
Irish Fishing Fleet Sees Fall In Mackerel Quota For 2018
Fishing
#Fishing - The new mackerel quota for Irish fishermen for 2018 will be just under 70,000 tonnes (69,143 tonnes) with a landing value of €70 million. The figure marks a reduction of more than 17,000 tonnes on the 2017 quota…
Gerry O'Halloran from New Quay, Clare and member of Cuan Beo a community based organisation established with a mission of improving the quality of life, environment, economy and heritage around Galway Bay at a "Native Oyster Workshop" which 'reviewed the current status of the Native Oyster Fisheries in Ireland and identify a roadmap towards their restoration’.  This free Workshop was open to all Native Oyster Fishermen & stakeholders across the island of Ireland. The day long workshop took place in the Clarinbridge Oyster Festival Marquee which takes place at the weekend
Fishing
A Native Oyster Workshop has drawn on heritage and science to highlight the importance and future of the Native Oyster fisheries across Ireland during the Clarinbridge Oyster Festival. Cuan Beo, a recently formed community based organization established with a mission…
Jellyfish To Blame For Major Salmon Farm Fish Kill
Marine Wildlife
#Jellyfish - Four-fifths of the farmed salmon stock at Killary Harbour has been lost to fatal jellyfish stings over the last few weeks, according to The Irish Times. The Marine Institute has confirmed that naturally occurring swarms of the tiny…
Velvet crab like this one will be protected in Irish waters by Minimum Conservation Reference Size (MCRS) regulations from 1 January next year
Fishing
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed signed into law conservation measures concerning Irish velvet crab stocks as he hosted the 12th meeting of the National Inshore Fisheries Forum (NIFF) today, Wednesday 27 September. The Inshore Fisheries Forum structures, which include…
UK Campaign To Make Static Fishing Gear Safer For Small Boats
Fishing
#LobsterPots - Are lobster pots a danger to yachts? That’s the question posed by Yachting Monthly as the UK’s Cruising Association relaunches its campaign to make static-gear fishing safer for small vessels. The CA has already received nearly 4,000 signatures…
Map of the approximate haul locations in this year’s Irish Groundfish Survey off the North West Coast
Fishing
#MarineNotice - The Marine Institute advises that the annual Irish Groundfish Survey (IGFS2017) will be carried out off the North West Coast of Ireland between Tuesday 3 and Saturday 14 October, in fulfilment of Ireland’s Common Fisheries Policy obligations. The…
150 Years Of The Shipping Forecast
Weather
#ShippingForecast - Do you know your Dogger from your Fisher? If so, it’s likely you know the Shipping Forecast, the 150th anniversary of which was marked last Thursday 24 August. But do you know how the specialised weather broadcast came…
Pacific oysters are one of a number of species cultivated in the Irish aquaculture industry
Fishing
#Shellfish - The Marine Institute, as the EU designated national reference laboratory for shellfish toxins and shellfish microbiology in Ireland, has launched a new shellfish safety website. Incorporating a range of user friendly info-graphics and maps, the site will provide…
Arranmore RNLI volunteers assist the trawler during their 14-hour callout early yesterday
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Arranmore RNLI's lifeboat crew responded to their third callout in a week early yesterday (Friday 18 August) to assist a fishing trawler with five people on board which got into difficulty after engine failure. The fishing vessel, which…
Marine Minister Launches New Scheme To Reduce Juvenile Fish Discards
Fishing
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed has announced the launch of a scheme to promote the use of environmentally friendly fishing gear in the Irish prawn fishery. The scheme has been developed between the department and the main fisheries organisations…
Fishing boats moored at Howth Fishery Harbour Centre
Fishing
#Fishing - Ireland’s fishing sector experienced a “challenging” 2016 on a number of fronts, as outlined in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s latest annual review and outlook for the coming year. Ongoing trade issues in Russia and…
Patsy Kelly’s lobster boat Loch Corrib II pictured at Ballinacourty pier a month after the incident
MCIB
#MCIB - Marine investigators have recommended that fishermen be reminded of best practice for wearing PFDs while on the water. That’s the main recommendation from the Marine Casualty Investigation Board’s (MCIB) report on an incident in Galway Bay last September…
Soapbox Science comes to Galway for the first time featuring participating scientists from NUI Galway, GMIT, Marine Institute and IT Sligo to promote the visibility of women in science
Marine Science
#MarineScience - A postdoctoral researcher with the Marine Institute will join a group of female scientists as they take take to their soapboxes and bring science to the streets of Galway tomorrow lunchtime. Soapbox Science takes place from 11am to…

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