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The trawler Christian M was detained in Castletownbere last week after marine inspectors found a number of outstanding issues
#Fishing - A UK-registered fishing boat detained in West Cork last week had to be fumigated twice to remove an infestation of cockroaches. And according to the Irish Examiner, the Indonesian crew of the trawler Christian M have now walked…
Killybegs Harbour
#MarineNotice - The Marine Engineering Division of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is undertaking dredging works at Smooth Point in Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre from this month till March 2018. Plant on site shall include the backhoe…
Deadline Approaching For 2018 Oyster Dredge Licences
#Fishing - Fishermen wishing to apply for oyster dredge licences for the 2018 season must submit a completed official form to the relevant River Basin District Office before noon on Friday 24 November. This process became necessary due to the…
Map of the approximate haul locations in this year’s Irish Groundfish Survey off the South and West Coasts
#MarineNotice - The Marine Institute advises that the annual Irish Groundfish Survey (IGFS2017) is being carried out off the South and West coasts of Ireland till Saturday 9 December in fulfilment of Ireland's Common Fisheries Policy obligations. The IGFS is…
Meetings On Changes To National At-Sea Catch Sampling Programme Next Weekend
#Fishing - All interested vessel owners, skippers, crew and fishing industry professionals are invited to attend a series of nationwide meetings on the National At-Sea Catch Sampling Programme. Emerald Marine, on behalf of the Marine Institute, will be hosting a…
EU fisheries
MEP for Ireland South and Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Seán Kelly, has said that the Parliament's Fisheries Committee has confirmed it will visit Cork in 2018 on a fact-finding mission, most likely in the second half…
Dingle Harbour
#MarineNotice - Dredging works were set to commence this week at Dingle Fishery Harbour Centre and are expected to be ongoing until the end of February 2018. The works will involve the dredging of the north/south section of the main…
Newbuild Croi na Farraige, a 17.5m salmon farm harvesting vessel is lowered into the River Avoca in Arklow
#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 - 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…
Irish Fishing Fleet Sees Fall In Mackerel Quota For 2018
#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
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…
Velvet crab like this one will be protected in Irish waters by Minimum Conservation Reference Size (MCRS) regulations from 1 January next year
#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
#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
#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…
Pacific oysters are one of a number of species cultivated in the Irish aquaculture industry
#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…
Marine Minister Launches New Scheme To Reduce Juvenile Fish Discards
#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…

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