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The team had to conduct a lot of research beforehand to narrow its search area 
The world’s deepest shipwreck on record has been found by a team of explorers in the Philippine Sea. The hull of the USS Samuel B Roberts, or Sammy B as it was known, was located at 22,916 feet (6984.7 metres)…
Galway adventurers Damian Browne and Fergus Farrell in their boat Cushlamachree departing New York in mid June
Galway adventurer Damian Browne’s transatlantic rowing partner Fergus Farrell has been referred for tests to a New York hospital after he was forced to leave their vessel, Cushlamachree, after almost 13 days at sea. The pair had set off from…
Silage effluent discolouring the waters of the Annalee River
A farmer in Co Monaghan has been convicted of allowing silage effluent to enter a local river, following a prosecution taken by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). Thomas McEnaney, from Ardragh in Carrickmacross, pleaded guilty to charges, was fined €400 and ordered…
The report is said to be the first such study to quantify the cumulative impact on commercial fishing of “hugely increased competition for space” in the marine environment
A new report for two British fishing industry organisations says that over a third of English and Welsh fishing waters and more than half of Scottish waters could be inaccessible to trawling by 2050 due to plans for offshore energy…
Dundalk Sub Aqua Search & Rescue
Dundalk Sub Aqua Search & Rescue have been named as one of five finalists in the Sport category on this year’s National Lottery Good Causes Awards, as The Argus reports. It comes just months after the Co Louth diving club…
The River Corrib Longest Day Swim route. The swim returns to Co Galway on July 2, 2022
The “Longest Day Swim” on Galway’s river Corrib takes place this Saturday after a two–year break due to Covid-19. North American Olympic gold medallist Joseph “Gunnar” Bentz has been invited to lead the event on July 2nd. Bentz won two…
AQUAMIS screenshot
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue today (Tuesday 28 June) announced the launch of Phase 1 of the new state-of-the-art Aquaculture Information Management System (AQUAMIS). The online viewer was developed as part of Phase 1 of this project, which will develop an…
Bream caught by an angler in Ireland
July and August are typically the busiest months of the year for angling, so Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is issuing a timely reminder about the national regulations that are in place to protect pike and coarse fish. Angling is a hugely popular leisure activity…
Newcastle RNLI launched their all-weather lifeboat
Newcastle RNLI rescued five rowers early yesterday morning (Sunday 26 June) after they got into difficulty in challenging weather conditions 23 nautical miles northeast of Ardglass. The crew from the GB Row Challenge had left Tower Bridge London on 12…
File image of Red Bay RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Corinne Whiteley
Six round-Britain rowers have been rescued by Red Bay RNLI amid “hugely challenging conditions” at sea off Northern Ireland. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, the group were part of the GB Endurance team taking part in a coastal rowing challenge…
Chapter 8: Rowing Boats cover
In response to Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) recommendations, Marine Notice No 42 of 2022 from the Department of Transport draws attention to the safety advice and recommendations in Chapter 8 of the Code of Practice for the Safe Operation…
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Planned French military exercises near Irish waters have been halted, the Foreign Affairs Minister has confirmed. But as TheJournal.ie reports, Simon Coveney stopped short of declaring the drills cancelled outright or merely postponed, telling the Dáil today (Thursday 23 June)…
First photos reveal lost Antarctic ship Endurance in the Weddell Sea
A perimeter measuring 500m is being implemented to aid the protection of Endurance, the ship famously lost in the Antarctic by explorer Ernest Shackleton. The vessel's position on the Weddell Sea floor was (as Afloat reported) finally identified in March, 107…
Some of the thousands of dead fish discovered on the River Torrent on Sunday 19 June
A slurry spill in a Co Tyrone river has “wiped out” thousands of salmonids in a major fish kill, as BelfastLive reports. The incident was discovered at the weekend on the River Torrent, which leads to the Coalisland Canal, with…
Fishing trawler in Irish waters
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue has today (Tuesday 21 June) announced an extension of the 2022 Brexit Voluntary Temporary Fishing Vessel Tie-up Scheme for the polyvalent and beam trawl fleets to include the month of November 2022. As previously reported on…
Mussels and other bivalve molluscs the subject of public health warning for Castlemaine, Co Kerry
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) has issued a warning to the public not to gather shellfish for personal consumption in the Castlemaine harbour area of Co Kerry, due to the presence of two marine toxin groups. The toxin groups, Paralytic…

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