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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…
Fishing boats moored at Howth Fishery Harbour Centre
#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…
A fishing boat in Howth on the Irish Sea, where many Irish trawlers fish within British territory
#Brexit - Britain’s withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention could be “catastrophic” for the Irish fishing fleet — with fishermen in Northern Ireland being the “big losers” in the end. That’s the stark warning from fisheries organisations noted in Independent.ie’s…
Irish Fleet Could Face UK Ban With Britain’s Withdrawal From Longstanding Fisheries Agreement
#Fishing - Irish trawlers could soon be banned from fishing within 12 nautical miles of the UK after its exit from an agreement to share its waters with other European maritime countries. According to The Irish Times, Britain announced at…
‘Strength In Unity’ Says Creed At Brexit Fisheries Discussion
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed yesterday (Thursday 29 June) hosted a Brexit fisheries discussion in Galway as part of four days of marine-themed events, including the BIM National Seafood Conference and SeaFest, Ireland’s national maritime festival, which kicks off…
Jim Kennedy of Atlantic Sea Kayaks, Monica Buckley and Peter Shanahan of The Fresh Fish Deli in Rosscarbery, Marine Minister Michael Creed, BIM chief Jim O'Toole and Finian O'Sullivan, chair of FLAG South pictured at Ballycotton Harbour at the announcement of a €3.6 million Fisheries Local Area Action Group (FLAG) fund for Ireland’s seven coastal regions
#Fishing - Marine Minister visited Ballycotton Harbour in Co Cork yesterday (Thursday 8 June) to announce a range of successful projects that will deliver a total investment of €3.6 million covering 153 projects under the Fisheries Local Area Action Group…
Rewards For Capture Of Tagged Irish Sea Cod
#IrishSeaCod - The Marine Institute is encouraging the fishing industry and recreational sea anglers alike to report the capture of tagged cod in the Irish Sea and claim a monetary reward. Tagging cod in the Irish Sea will enable research…
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