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Marine Minister Michael Creed
#Fishing - Following a meeting yesterday (Thursday 21 March) with Irish fishing industry leaders from fish producer, processor and inshore organisations, Marine Minister Michael Creed said he will proceed with new legislation to restore the Voisinage Arrangement for reciprocal inshore…
Enniskillen RBC
#Rowing: Enniskillen’s girls’ and boys’ eights both shone at the Schools’ Head of the River in London today. Strong, gusting winds made conditions difficult – the numbers allowed to compete were cut because of this – but the Enniskillen RBC…
Tony O'Connor
#Rowing: New Zealand have chosen Tony O’Connor to coach their senior men’s eight. The 49-year-old former oarsman has been a successful coach at junior level, with the school at which he teaches, Christ’s College, Christchurch, and in the international set-up.…
St Michael's Head of the River Cancelled
#Rowing: The St Michael’s Head of the River, scheduled for Saturday, March 16th, has been cancelled. The weather forecast for Limerick changed, and the organisers felt they could not be certain of running a safe event. Monday was considered for…
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The Barracuda 8 is one of the more recent additions to Beneteau’s sports fishing boat range
Beneteau has been cultivating a community of sea angling enthusiasts around its Barracuda range — and international dealers will be sending their top bass fishermen to Brittany this coming May for the return of the Barracuda Tour. With Le Crouesty…
Bantry will host the meeting of FLAGs from across Europe from 2-14 April
Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) from across Europe will be meeting in Bantry next month to discuss “smart” ways to tackle coastal challenges. The Smart Coastal Areas seminar, hosted by FLAG South and Bord Iascaigh Mhara at the Westlodge Hotel…
Tariffs For Fish Trade In Event Of No-Deal Brexit - But Not Across Irish Border
Trade in fish from the EU to Britain will be subject to a range of tariffs in the event of a no-deal Brexit. But there will be zero tariffs for goods traded from the Republic to Northern Ireland under the…
Sam McKeown
#Rowing: Queen’s had a good day at the Lagan Scullers’ Head of the River in Belfast on Saturday. Sam McKeown was the fastest single sculler in the first head, and was most closely matched by three other men from his…
The Trinity women's senior eight celebrate their Corcoran Cup win.
#Rowing: UCD won the Gannon Cup for senior men and Trinity the Corcoran Cup for senior women at the Colours Races in Dublin today. Trinity lead early in the Gannon, but once the crews came through Grattan Bridge, UCD pushed…
Panorama of Lough Mask
The Irish Times reports that a search is under way on Lough Mask for a fisherman who failed to return to shore yesterday (Friday 8 March). The local man, an experienced angling enthusiast in his 70s, had set out at…
Sanita Puspure with World Championships gold, flanked by Jeannine Gmelin and Magdalena Lobnig
#Rowing: Fingal Rowing Club has announced on International Women’s Day that it will host an evening with Sanita Puspure, the reigning world champion in the women's single scull. The event will be held at Rush Sailing Club on April 28th…
Storm Chase Windsurfers On Alert For Squalls On Ireland’s West Coast
Force 10 winds forecast for this weekend will attract eight of the world’s more fearless windsurfers to Ireland’s Atlantic coast for a competition three years in the making. As BreakingNews.ie reports, the precise date and venue for the Red Bull…
Oyster Farming Industry & Researchers Meet To Discuss Latest Knowledge On Oyster Health
The latest research and knowledge on oyster diseases was presented at a meeting on Pacific oyster health held recently by the Marine Institute’s Fish Health Unit. The event attracted more than 80 participants from Ireland’s oyster farming industry, as well…
Molly Curry
#Rowing: The Afloat Rower of the Month for February is Molly Curry. In a set of weeks in which action on the water was severely limited because of windy weather, the Ireland trials at the National Rowing Centre were welcome…
‘Ballycotton Big Fish’ Hopes To Lure Top Sea Anglers For Four-Day Shark Festival
A four-day shark festival with a €250,000 prize fund is set to put Ballycotton on the sea angling map later this year. In his latest Angling Notes for The Irish Times, Derek Evans says the Ballycotton Big Fish from 12-15…
The survey is being carried out from the RV Celtic Explorer
The annual Anglerfish and Megrim Survey has begun off the West South West and South Coasts of Ireland in fulfilment of Ireland’s Common Fisheries Policy obligations. The purpose of this project is to carry out annual survey for relative annual…

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