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Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll
Rowing
#Rowing: A quadruple featuring three Ireland lightweight internationals finished 15th at the Head of the River Fours in London. Gary O’Donovan, Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan joined Niall Kenny in the Tideway Scullers’ crew.  They had serious equipment problems which…
Cork Boat Club and UCC Take Good Wins at Skibbereen Head
Rowing
#Rowing: The big numbers – up 100 on last year – and good weather made for a successful Skibbereen Head of the River at the Marina. Cork Boat Club’s intermediate eight set a fast time of nine minutes 19 seconds…
Deadline Approaching For 2018 Oyster Dredge Licences
Fishing
#Fishing - Fishermen wishing to apply for oyster dredge licences for the 2018 season must submit a completed official form to the relevant River Basin District Office before noon on Friday 24 November. This process became necessary due to the…
Map of the approximate haul locations in this year’s Irish Groundfish Survey off the South and West Coasts
Fishing
#MarineNotice - The Marine Institute advises that the annual Irish Groundfish Survey (IGFS2017) is being carried out off the South and West coasts of Ireland till Saturday 9 December in fulfilment of Ireland's Common Fisheries Policy obligations. The IGFS is…
Action at Trinity
Rowing
#Rowing: Salesian Secondary College in Limerick won the Open/Club boys section of the All Ireland Indoor Rowing Blitz in Trinity College Dublin today. The Limerick school had a best time of 6 minutes 22.4 seconds for the 2,000 metres on…
Meetings On Changes To National At-Sea Catch Sampling Programme Next Weekend
Fishing
#Fishing - All interested vessel owners, skippers, crew and fishing industry professionals are invited to attend a series of nationwide meetings on the National At-Sea Catch Sampling Programme. Emerald Marine, on behalf of the Marine Institute, will be hosting a…
EU fisheries
Fishing
MEP for Ireland South and Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Seán Kelly, has said that the Parliament's Fisheries Committee has confirmed it will visit Cork in 2018 on a fact-finding mission, most likely in the second half…
New Project Launched To Revolutionise Fish Feed For Agriculture
Marine Science
#Aquaculture - The INvertebrateIT Project for the aquaculture sector, in which the Marine Institute is one of five partners, has been officially launched. The project is focused on developing innovative approaches for aquaculture, particularly on the use of organic waste…
Dingle Harbour
Fishing
#MarineNotice - Dredging works were set to commence this week at Dingle Fishery Harbour Centre and are expected to be ongoing until the end of February 2018. The works will involve the dredging of the north/south section of the main…
Skibbereen at Áras an Uachtaráin
Rowing
#Rowing: The President, Michael D Higgins, hosted Skibbereen Rowing Club at a special function on Saturday. “It is an immense pleasure for me to welcome members, supporters, distinguished Olympians, and community neighbours of Skibbereen Rowing Club to Áras an Uachtaráin,…
Neptune Head Falls to Bad Weather Forecast
Rowing
#Rowing: The Neptune Head of the River was cancelled this morning. The event, which was due to be held at Blessington tomorrow, Saturday, fell due to a  deteriorating weather forecast. The organisers apologised for the late notice, especially to those…
Action from the World Surf Kayaking Championships in Portrush this past week
Kayaking
#SurfKayaking - Ireland’s Jamie O’Brien placed first in the Junior IC class at the World Surf Kayaking Championships this past week on the Causeway Coast. O’Brien also scored with a third in the Junior HP final ahead of fourth-placed Meabh…
Jenny Egan
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Ireland's Jenny Egan finished third in the canoe marathon World Cup race over 26.2 kilometres in Shanghai today. This was the final race of the International Canoe Federation series in Shaoxing and Shanghai. Egan took a silver and a…
Jenny Egan
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Jenny Egan took bronze at the canoe marathon World Cup in Shanghai in China. Kristina Bedek of Serbia won the 3.6 kilometre K1 race, with Lizzie Broughton of Britain and Egan filling the next two slots in a close…
Minister Kyne with the Inland Fisheries Ireland team at the recent Ploughing Championships
Angling
#Angling - Three new angling bye-laws have been introduced in the Eastern River Basin District by Minister of State with responsibility for Inland Fisheries, Sean Kyne. Conservation of Coarse Fish and Pike Dundalk District (Lough Muckno) Bye-law No 950, 2017…

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