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Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue has announced the establishment of a Seafood Sector Taskforce, which has been charged with making recommendations on measures to mitigate the impact of upcoming fish quota share reductions. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Irish fishing…
Liam Jegou's historic World Cup Gold Medal at the ICF World Cup in Pau was the deciding factor in the awarding of Athlete of the Year
Paddlers from all disciplines and backgrounds were honoured last night at the 2021 Canoeing Ireland Awards. At the virtual ceremony, Awards were presented for a diverse range of achievements across paddlesports in 2020. While 2020 was a difficult year for…
Loughs Agency Renews Appeal for Anglers to ‘Catch & Release’
The Loughs Agency has launched a new campaign appealing for angling enthusiasts to embrace the practice of catch and release to help sustain fish stocks in the Foyle and Carlingford areas. The agency says it welcomes the growing trend of…
Alex Byrne won the Gold Medal with a time of 5.55.3
Irish rower Alex Byrne has won the Under 23 Men’s 2,000-metre race at the World Indoor Rowing Championships. Alex won the Gold Medal with a time of 5.55.3 Last week, Alex was on training camp with the Senior High-Performance Team in…
Ciro Prisco & HP Rower/NUIG Athlete Fiona Murtagh
Rowing Ireland has announced a new partnership with the National University of Ireland Galway. NUI Galway is now an official ‘Rowing Ireland Partner Pathway University’ which will help develop the high-performance programme at the University. This partnership builds on the…
Islands Fishing Group Gets Recognition as EU Seafood Producer Organisation
In what’s expected to be a significant boost to offshore communities, the Irish Islands Marine Resource Organisation (IIMRO) has been officially designated an EU Producer Organisation. The IIMRO is based on Arranmore Island in Co Donegal and represents the interests…
The Marine Institute’s Newport Research Facility in Co Mayo
On Thursday 25th February 2021, the Marine Institute will host the Burrishoole Research Day, a virtual symposium showcasing the wide network of researchers connected to the Marine Institute’s Newport Research Facility in Co Mayo. The symposium will include short talks…
Galway RNLI lifeboat
Galway RNLI lifeboat rescued a swimmer who got into difficulty off Blackrock beach in Salthill this afternoon during very challenging weather conditions. The alarm was raised at 12.25 pm by a pedestrian who saw the woman struggling in the water…
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue has announced €4.9 million in new investment by nine seafood processing companies, with his department’s European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) programme providing over €1 million in grants. Announcing the grants, Minister McConalogue said: “I am…
Nicky’s Plaice Ltd in Howth County Dublin has been awarded a grant towards an Ice Machine and Pin Boner Investment
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., today announced €4.9 million in new investment by nine seafood processing companies, with his department’s European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Programme providing grants of €1,011,184. The grants are co-funded…
National Schools Competition Once Again Fishing for Young Poets
Primary school pupils across Ireland are once again being asked to get poetic as the Something Fishy poetry competition returns for 2021. Started last year by Inland Fisheries Ireland and the Blackrock Education Centre to keep pupils engaged while out…
Irish Fishing Fleet Faces Quota ‘Payback’ That Will See Allowances Slashes by Thousands of Tonnes
The European Commission has put forward a “concrete and specific package of measures” to ensure Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) compliance that will see some Irish fishing fleet quotas slashed by thousands of tonnes, as The Irish Times reports. The move…
Diving in Strangford Lough
As part of the Northern Ireland Science Festival this year, the Centre for Environmental Data and Recording (CEDaR) is offering two Virtual Dives which will take you on an underwater journey above the seabed in Strangford Lough. The dates are…
Liam Jegou
Tokyo Olympic canoeist Liam Jegou is on Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean on a warm-weather training camp, with many Tokyo Olympians (and hopeful qualifiers) from around Europe. Last weekend a small international race was held for the athletes training…
Ireland is due to bear the brunt of a return of EU quotas to Britain, at a 15 per cent overall reduction in Irish quotas
The Government’s soft-touch approach on access to Rockall’s fishing waters for Irish boats is “totally unacceptable”, a former state marine scientist has said. As Times.ie reports today, Dr Peter Tyndall has also called on the government to push for a…
File image of the fishing fleet in Howth, Co Dublin
Fishing crews wishing to access UK waters must complete an application form made available online by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine. The application covers access to the UK EEZ (12-200 nautical miles only) and/or the 0-6 nautical mile…

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