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Completed bank works at the Glenumera fishery in Co Mayo
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has opened a new funding round available to community groups and angling clubs across the country. The funding will be awarded to fisheries conservation projects and development projects with over €1.3 million announced yesterday (Thursday 16…
Amendments To Fisheries Bill Over New ‘Points System’ For CFP Infringements Sent For Pre-Legislative Scrutiny
The Government have authorised the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to arrange for the referral of the General Scheme of the Sea-Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2020 to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine for pre-legislative…
The National Rowing Centre on the River Lee in Ovens, west of Cork city
The National Rowing Centre is among 25 initiatives benefiting from a €77.4 million cash injection under the new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund (LSSIF). The Cork facility, advocated by Cork County Council and Rowing Ireland, is on the provisional list…
HM Coastguard searching for the angler feared missing from Blackpool’s South Pier on 2 January
An angler from Blackpool learned he was the subject of a nine-hour search and rescue operation only after being told about the incident by an employee at a bait shop in the Lancashire town, as the Blackpool Gazette reports. It’s…
The revival of an old sport has been a phenomenal success with community boats built
County Down has become an important centre for coastal rowing with clubs dotted around Strangford Lough and the Ards Peninsula. This is very much a community-based activity with skiffs active at Strangford, Portaferry, Portavogie, Donaghadee, Dundrum, Killyleagh, Sketrick, Strangford, and…
Seafood Development Programme 2021-27 Public Consultation Launched
The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD today announced the opening of an initial public consultation to inform the development of a new operational programme for the sustainable development of the seafood sector for the 2021-27…
File image of the Dunmore East all-weather lifeboat
RTÉ News reports that one man has died as the search continues for a second man after a fishing vessel is understood to have sunk off Hook Head last night (Saturday 4 January). A man in his 60s was recovered…
Scene from one of the many trawlers filmed for the new series of Tabú on TG4
The owner of a fishing trawler that took part in a new TG4 documentary series has revealed that the vessel caught fire and sinking during filming. According to the Irish Examiner, the Susanne II was one of several vessels being…
An archive photo of the Pickie-to-Pier race prize giving. David McCullough (second-right-front-row) with the Lyttle Trophy
Today you couldn’t swim across Bangor Bay on Belfast Lough without skirting the Marina but from 1910 till the 80s the ‘Pickie to Pier’ annual sea swim saw many participants taking part in the 650-metre race from Skippingstone Beach, beside…
Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy
Ireland’s two world champion crews of 2019 are the Afloat Rowers of the Year. Sanita Puspure defended her title in the women’s single sculls, while Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy proved themselves the best lightweight double in the world.  Paul…
Racing at the NRC
The year 2020 may be the busiest so far for Irish rowing. The highlight will be the Olympic Games in July, where the men and women in green are in the hunt like never before for medals. There is also…
Great Blasket Island is home to thousands of seals in a Special Area of Conservation
Depleted fish stocks and damage to nets in and around the Blaskets are “unsustainable”, argue local fishermen who have called for a cull of the area’s seal population, as the Irish Examiner reports. The inshore fishermen allege that colonies of…
82 Rivers To Open For Salmon Angling This Wednesday
A total of 82 rivers will open for salmon and sea trout angling in the 2020 season that commences this Wednesday 1 January. “This will allow everyone to share in this important natural resource, for which conservation will be to…
The scheme was initiated last January in Union Hall, Co Cork
Minister for Marine Michael Creed has paid tribute to Irish trawler owners who have signed up to the State’s “fishing for litter” scheme. Mr Creed said that 96 per cent of trawlers in the fleet have registered to participate, as…
The Government is increasing minimum mesh sizes of fishing nets by 25% for EU trawler fleets
All trawling by vessels over 18m in length within Ireland’s six-mile zone will be outlawed from January 1st, Minister for Marine Michael Creed has reminded the fishing industry. However, a “phased” system will operate for vessels fishing for sprat during…
Golden Girl: Sanita Puspure with her World Championship gold.
In a wonderful rowing year for Ireland, Sanita Puspure’s achievements stood out, and she has been chosen as the Irish Times Sportswoman of the Year.  Puspure, who turns 38 today, defended her title as world champion in the single sculls,…

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