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The programme is being run by Hatch and supported by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency today launched its 2021 aquaculture accelerator programme. The programme is aimed at early stage tech, fintech and AI start-ups with ideas in aquaculture innovation and is taking place between the 11th and…
Clonmel's Daire Lynch will be competing in the Men’s Single in Varese
The Rowing Ireland team for the 2021 Final Olympic Qualification has been confirmed by Rowing Ireland’s High-Performance Director, Antonio Maurogiovanni. Three Senior Irish crews will be looking to qualify their boats for the Tokyo Olympics in Lucerne this weekend to…
The fishing vessel was taken in tow by Castletownbere RNLI Lifeboat. Conditions on-scene were described as a 2-3 metre swell and with Force 5 south-westerly winds
Castletownbere RNLI was launched last night (Monday 10 May 2021) just after 9:00 pm to go to the assistance of a fishing vessel that experienced mechanical failure close to Mizen Head in West Cork. Castletownbere lifeboat was tasked by Valentia…
Formal liaison between the fishing industry and offshore renewable energy needed to be set up say the National Inshore Fishermen's Association
The Government has been urged not to delay in establishing a formal liaison between marine users including fishermen and the offshore renewable energy industry. As The Times Ireland edition reports today, the Department of Housing – currently lead agency for…
The fishing vessel and the Coastguard Rescue 117 Helicopter, as the heli crew drop the emergency salvage pumps and winchman on board the trawler in heavy seas.  The Courtmacsherry RNLI lifeboat stood by=
The Courtmacsherry All Weather Trent Class RNLI Lifeboat was called out this morning Sunday at 11 am, to go to the aid of a 75-foot fishing vessel that had got into difficulties 27 miles off the Old Head of Kinsale…
Aerial view of rowing teams from St Patrick's Rowing Club on the water
Dublin Port Company has hailed the return to the water of its neighbour rowing clubs St Patrick’s and Stella Maria with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions for under-18s partaking in sports. “It is great to see, even in these challenging…
The aim of Kitesurfing Ireland is to represent kitesurfers by promoting responsible kitesurfing
A new voluntary organisation has been set up to represent Kitesurfing in Ireland. "Kitesurfing Ireland was formed earlier this year after it was clear that without representation it is difficult to have a voice", says KI's spokesperson Linda O’Dwyer. The aim of…
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The Dundalk Bay cockle fishery is the subject of a public consultation opened this week by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Views of all those with an interest in the fishery are sought regarding the permits policy…
Dusty approaches a diving party off West Clare on Saturday 1 May
Dusty the dolphin last weekend treated two SCUBA diving sisters to an encounter they will never forget, as RTÉ News reports. Jessica and Jennifer Smith were diving with their father Finbar as part of a group with the Burren Sub…
The UK armed patrol vessels, HMS Severn along with HMS Tamar (above) have been deployed to 'monitor the situation' at Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands. AFLOAT adds HMS Tamar, a Batch 2 River class OPV seen departing Falmouth last week, having set sail with its new 'dazzle camouflage' makeover – the first time the paint scheme has been applied to a serving Royal Navy ship since WWII. AFLOAT also highlights the paint effect was applied at A&P Falmouth where maintenance also too place at the shiprepair facility in Cornwall.
UK Royal Navy vessels are patrolling waters around Jersey, amid concerns of a possible blockade of the largest of the Channel Islands, due to an ongoing row with France over post-Brexit fishing rights. HMS Severn and HMS Tamar have been…
Annacotty Weir on the lower Mulkear River
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is to lead on the Annacotty weir fish passage improvement project, Environment Minister Eamon Ryan has announced. Annacotty Weir on the lower Mulkear River outside Limerick has been identified as a significant barrier to the free…
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It could be years before a river at the centre of a recent suspected agricultural pollution incident in Co Tyrone is fully recovered, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. The fish kill in the Aughlish River discovered over the May Bank…
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A Clonmel man has been convicted on five charges including assaulting fisheries officers stemming from a poaching incident at Inniscarra Dam in May last year. Officers of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) had observed Craig Brew fishing in a prohibited area…
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An environmental group has called on Taoiseach Micheál Martin to separate the State’s Sea Fisheries Protection Agency from control by the Department of Agriculture and the Marine. As The Times Ireland edition reports today, the Friends of the Irish Environment…
Cormac Devlin TD (left) and Councillor Justin Moylan at Coliemore Harbour on Dublin Bay which has been allocated €100,000 to repair the harbour following rockfall damage
Dublin harbours are set to receive over €8.4m in funding for harbours in Fingal (Loughshinny Harbour, Skerries and Balbriggan Harbours) with Howth Harbour receiving €8.2m for specific improvements and two harbours in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (Dún Laoghaire Harbour and…
The 38-metre Belgian trawler MFV Z576 Mare Nostru berthed at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s strategic location as an EU port in the middle of the Irish Sea may have been overlooked by commercial fishing fleets for years but since Brexit, it appears Belgian fishermen have been quick to see the advantage…

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