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According to New Economics Foundation (NEF), Ireland is one of the worst EU states regarding overfishing in the Atlantic
#Fishing - Calls from over 175,000 EU citizens to demand an end to overfishing and protection of European waters took place as EU environment ministers gathered in Bulgaria last week. As the Green News reports, Environmental NGOs, Our Fish, Seas…
Permit Scheme For Migrant Fishermen ‘Not Fit For Purpose’ Says Union
#Fishing - Rules introduced to regularise migrant workers in the Irish fishing industry are still not working, according to the Irish branch of the International Transport Workers' Federation. As RTÉ News reports, ITF Irish co-ordinator Ken Fleming said the Atypical…
Rescue 118, pictured above, airlifted three casualties from a life raft 16 miles off Eagle Island
The Irish Mirror reports that a man has died after a fishing boat capsized off the Mayo coast yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 10 April). It’s understood that the deceased was a man in his 50s from North Mayo. He was one…
IAMS 2018 is being carried out from the RV Celtic Explorer
#MarineNotice - The Marine Institute’s annual Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey (IAMS) for 2018 is scheduled to resume today, Tuesday 10 April. After January's survey off the West and South Coasts, this month's survey will be carried out till Saturday…
The Marine Institute’s research facility in Newport, Co Mayo
The Marine Institute’s Research Facility in Furnace, Newport, Co Mayo will open its doors on Saturday 14 April from 11am to 4pm. The open day is for all, and visitors will have the opportunity to view the facility for studying…
Some harbours in Co. Galway are to receive funding for projects.
#IrishHarbours - According to Galway Bay fm, €225,000 has been ringfenced for harbour projects in the county. €112,000 will be spent on slipway and pier infrastructure at Crumpan Pier, Carna. A further €112,000 will go towards slipway and pier extension…
Buoy Change At Castletownbere Fishery Harbour Centre
#MarineNotice - Marine Notice No 13 of 2018 advises that the No 3 Green Perch at the entrance to Castletownbere  Fishery Harbour Centre in West Cork has been removed due to damage. The No 3 Green Perch has been replaced by…
New Report Says Ireland ‘Tops League Table’ For Fishing Quotas Against Scientific Advice
#Fishing - A new study points at Ireland has one of Europe’s worst offenders for overfishing, as The Irish Times reports. The study from the New Economics Foundation was based on the outcomes of EU fisheries negotiations, evaluating total allowable…
Putting a spin on it - a new twist in the ancient interaction between horses and the sea has been revealed in rumours of negotiations affecting the Irish bloodstock and fishing industries
Following the outstanding success of the Irish contingent at the recent Cheltenham horse-racing festival, Afloat.ie understands that ongoing exploratory international talks have been stepped up to ensure that existing access is maintained and developed to countries where our thriving bloodstock…
Rescue 115 was called out to locate the Ocean Pioneer after it lost power and all means of communication
#Rescue - A fishing trawler in distress off the Irish coast has been found after concerns that it had sunk, as the Irish Examiner reports. Contact was lost with the 22m Ocean Pioneer after it was left without power some…
Shellfish Stock Review Warns Over ‘Unexpected Changes’ In Some Species Numbers
Shellfish landings — particularly brown crab and whelk — saw a significant boom in 2016 compared to previous years, with a value of €56 million to the economy. But species such as lobster and periwinkle saw “unexpected changes in volumes”…
Northern Ireland Fisheries Patrol Vessel (FPV) when under the name of Banríon Uladh which was changed to Queen of Ulster.
#Fisheries - The Irish News writes that a former DUP minister was told by officials of her department’s obligation to recognise Irish and Ulster-Scots months after she claimed it had adopted “single language policy”. Details emerged after the Department of…
The Irish Coast Guard were involved in the search for Jamie McAllister, whose body was recovered on 27 May 2017
Investigations have concluded and no prosecution will be directed by the DPP over the death of a fisherman off Skerries last summer, as the Irish Examiner reports. Garda divers recovered the body of Jamie McAllister (28) on 27 May 2017,…
More cruise ships at sea every year but what about their navigation lights
There have been a number of warnings about seamanship and navigational issues in the past few weeks that are important as the sailing season draws nearer. I wonder if the boating community takes enough notice of them? Gail McAllister, who ran…
Baltimore Lifeboat On 11-Hour Callout To Assist Trawler
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI were called out on Monday afternoon (26 February) to a fishing trawler that had broken down 50 miles south of Baltimore in West Cork. The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboat at 2.12pm after the…
Ros a Mhil in Connemara where Galway Council Council has approved funding for harbour
#IrishHarbours - Ros a Mhil in Connemara, is to get a new deep water quay, now that Galway county council has approved for the project. According to Galway Bay Fm, the Department of the Marine has secured planning permission for…

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