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Minister Welcomes Improvement in Sea Lice Management on Salmon Farms
Minister of State (with responsibility for fisheries) Sean Connick TD today published the report of the National Implementation Group established in December 2008 to oversee the implementation of the Strategy for Improved Pest Control on Irish Salmon Farms, published in…
Surfers Stand Strong on Doolin Point
Irish surfers have won their first battle against the development of Doolin Point in Co Clare, site of one of the country's top wave spots. A planned council vote on proposals for the €6 million Doolin Pier development was halted…
Puspure and Under-23s the Indoor Stars
Under-23 athletes and heavyweight single sculler Sanita Puspure were the stars of the show at the Rowing Ireland Indoor Championships at Dublin City University. Puspure was by far the fastest woman, in 6 minutes 49.4 seconds, but Eimear Moran of…
EU 'Must Assist' Irish Fishing in Reviving Stocks
The Irish Seal Sanctuary has called on the EU to assist fishermen in the switch to selective fishing gear to help restore viable stocks in Ireland's waters, the Irish Environment Network reports. EU Commissioner Maria Damanaki had threatened to…
Newry Assessment Cancelled

Newry Assessment Cancelled

15th December 2010
The Five-Kilometre National Assessment fixed for Newry on Sunday has been cancelled. Ireland Rowing performance director Martin McElroy said that the forecast was for very low temperatures in the area and the canal may be frozen. McElroy said that the…
Minister Connick Delivers Quotas Worth €223 million for Irish Fishermen in 2011
Mr. Sean Connick, T.D. Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food welcomed the agreement reached after two days of talks in Brussels on 2011 quotas for the Irish fishing fleet. The final agreement will deliver whitefish…
Clare Kitesurfer Stars at Rhinos Wave Charge
Mark Barry was the standout kitesurfer at the final stage of the 2010 Rhinos Wave Charge in Brandon Bay recently. SEE VIDEO BELOW Surfer Today reports that the Co Clare rider outshone the competition on an exceptionally cold weekend that…
EU Seafood Labelling Rules 'Not Being Enforced'
Next time you buy fish at the supermarket, it may not be what it appears to be - according to the authors of a new paper on truth in food labelling in the European seafood industry. Mother Jones reports that…
Diver Disappeared Close to Safety, Court Hears
The inquest into the drowning of diver Ann Howard has heard how she disappeared only feet from the safety of rocks off Arranmore Island. The Irish Times reports that Howard, 41, was part of a team of eight divers from…
MINISTER for Natural Resources Conor Lenihan has opened a 30-day public consultation process on the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme Regulations for the 2011 season, the Irish Times reports. Under the latest draft egulations, 51 rivers out…
An Irish diving instructor is feared dead on Thailand after separating from his team during a deep dive. has compiled reports that Peter McCarthy was with another diver in Song Hong Lake in southern Thailand last weekend when he…

Surf Safely This Winter

2nd December 2010
The Irish Surfing Association (ISA) has posted a useful guide for surfing safely over the winter months. Caution is recommended for surfers at this time of year due to the colder water temperatures combined with stronger swells, severe winds and…
A Northern Irish police diver's claim that he was owed more than £30,000 in overtime has been rejected by the UK High Court, BBC News reports. Constable Mark Lloyd, previously of the PSNI's underwater search unit, argued that he…
Sanita Puspure is the Afloat Rower of the Month for November. The Old Collegians sculler had an outstanding result at the the British Indoor Rowing Championships. She took silver in the open women’s category – only 3.2 seconds behind double…
The Irish teams that fished in this year's World Championships and Celtic Cup have vowed to represent Ireland again after a falling out with the national angling body, Angler's Mail reports. Angler's Mail reports that the squads are in dispute…
Muckross Head of the River, scheduled for Saturday, has been cancelled. Snow and below zero temperatures are forecast for the rowing venue, along with strong winds.  Click this link for Irish Rowing details Click this link for the Latest Rowing…

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