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Flood Relief Scheme Begins On River Bandon
Inland Waterways
#FloodRelief - The scheduled Bandon Flood Relief Scheme work programme for 2017 has now commenced on the River Bandon in Co Cork. The scheme consists of a combination of flood defences and dredging of the river bed to a level…
Salmon Farm Sea Lice Halve Wild Atlantic Salmon Runs Says New Study
Marine Wildlife
#Salmon - Wild Atlantic salmon smolts migrating to sea from Irish rivers can become infected with sea lice from West Coast salmon farms and suffer increased mortality soon after leaving the coast, cutting their numbers by half. That’s the conclusion…
The sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus), one of three shark species with six gills, is usually found in the warmer waters of the Mediterranean
Angling
#Angling - A group of sea anglers off the Co Clare coast have hooked what’s thought to be the largest ever sixgill shark caught by rod and line in Europe. As BBC News reports, English angler Ben Bond struggled for…
Bandon Scouts learned all about fly fishing on the River Blackwater during their recent free fishing day
Angling
#Angling - Bandon Scouts recently attended a fishing tuition day organised by Bandon Angling Association and supported by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). In total, 15 scouts took part in the angling day, which saw them learn the basics of fly…
Casting off at Mount Falcon during the recent retreat for breast cancer survivors
Angling
#Angling - Breast cancer survivors gathered at Mount Falcon in Ballina last weekend for a angling retreat organised by Casting For Recovery and supported by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). Thirteen women from Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Fermanagh, Galway, Mayo and Cambridge…
Follow Salmon Smolts In River Erriff Via New Online Tool
Angling
#SalmonSmolts - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched the SMOLTRACK project, which gives the public the opportunity to follow the numbers of juvenile salmon making their journey down the River Erriff. The EU-funded NASCO project will see IFI work alongside…
Waterville in Co Kerry
Aquatic Tourism
#Tourism - Waterville Lakes and Rivers Trust is hosting an information event on opportunities in angling tourism for business owners and the public in Waterville and surrounding areas later this month. The event, which takes place at The Sea Lodge…
Marcus Connaughton, Presenter of Seascapes
Seascapes
Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme Seascapes, later this evening we’ll hear from Fergal Keane who attended the recent Angling Show at the National Show Centre in North County Dublin;  we’ll hear from writer and…
Angler John McLaughlin fishing the Gweebarra river in Donegal
Angling
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland says it is fully committed to the ongoing protection of the Gweebarra fishery in accordance with the High Court judgement of Justice Laffoy delivered on 19 December 2012. Anglers wishing to fish the Gweebarra fishery…
Angling for bass is an important resource to Ireland's South East
Angling
#Bass - A Rosslare man pleaded guilty on two charges of illegal fishing for bass at a sitting of Wexford District Court on Tuesday 28 March. Fisheries officer Stephen Byrne outlined how Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) intercepted Declan Ellard in…
Newport Sea Angling Club’s youngest participant Cian Moran, waiting patiently for his first fish of the day during the 2016 National Junior Competition/Daniel Peacock Memorial supported by Inland Fisheries Ireland's Sponsorship Scheme
Angling
#Angling - A total of 79 angling initiatives — almost double the number of recipients in 2016 — will be supported to the tune of €30,000 in Inland Fisheries Ireland’s (IFI) 2017 Sponsorship Scheme. This year’s recipients were decided with…
The Waterville Angler Survey surveyed 207 anglers during the 2015 angling season
Angling
Angling tourists to Waterville, Co. Kerry spend on average €644 during their stay, according to research published today by Inland Fisheries Ireland with assistance from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). The research, which was carried out withthe Waterville…
Inland Fisheries Ireland CEO Dr Ciaran Byrne and SEAI chief executive Jim Gannon confirm their partnership on energy savings
News Update
#IFI - Inland Fisheries Ireland has officially signed up to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) Partnership Programme, which helps integrate energy management into public sector organisations. This new partnership will see IFI follow a clear path to achieving…
Fishery Offence Summonses Halted Pending Amended Legislation
Angling
#Angling - Legal actions against poaching and other illegal angling and fisheries activity have hit a stumbling block after it was found that Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) does not have “explicit power to prosecute offences”. The Department of Communications, Climate…
Panorama of Lough Mask in Co Mayo
Angling
#Angling - Plans to introduce non-native fish species into Irish lakes have been alleged by Irish angling enthusiasts, as the Mayo News reported recently. A social media post via the Irish Pike Society, which has since been removed, claimed that…
Atlantic salmon are moving further north and away from Ireland as sea temperatures rise, according to researchers
Fishing
#Fishing - Ireland’s stocks of Atlantic wild salmon are in a “serious position” due to the failure of the driftnet fishing ban to stem their decline. That was the grave message from the annual Salmon Watch Ireland conference in Galway…

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