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Russian Ambassador Yuriy Filatov
Irish fishermen planning a peaceful protest over Russian naval exercises off the south-west Irish coast have been invited to talks by the Russian Ambassador to Ireland. Ambassador Yuriy Filatov asked members of the Irish South and West Fish Producers’ Organisation…
Ireland’s inshore fishing sector is made up of some 1,800 vessels, that catch a range of fish and shellfish species while typically operating in waters close to the coast.
A scheme to support Ireland’s inshore fishing sector to adjust their business to the post-Brexit market has opened for applications today following the announcement by the Minister for the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D. on January 14. Ireland’s inshore fishing sector…
Hauling a survey catch on the RV Celtic Explorer during the Irish Groundfish Survey
Fisheries research undertaken by Marine Institute scientists features in a new short documentary from Europe's leading international news channel. Produced by Euronews, ‘Where’s the catch? The fishery surveys keeping our seas sustainable’ follows the RV Celtic Explorer during the annual…
The beam trawler Mary Kate was bought in the Netherlands by CJ Gaffney of Arklow, Co Wicklow and his father in 2007
Independent Senator Victor Boyhan has given his backing to a skipper’s battle for redress over the purchase of a fishing trawler that proved to be dangerously unstable, according to The Fishing Daily. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, CJ Gaffney and…
File image of a Cuvier’s beaked whale
Irish fishing crews are planning to peacefully disrupt the planned Russian military exercise off the Cork coast next month, as RTÉ News reports. Patrick Murphy, chief executive of the Irish South and West Fish Producers Organisation, said he told an…
The RNLI is urging anyone taking part in open water swims and dips to be aware of the risks after revealing five people are alive today after being rescued in swimming-related incidents last winter*. Cold water shock is a very…
The 23-metre Govenek of Ladram, which played a starring role in the series, The Catch, was escorted into Castletownbere, Co Cor
The British-registered gillnetter detained by the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) off the Irish coast last week has been released without charge. The 23-metre Govenek of Ladram, which played a starring role in the series, The Catch, was escorted into…
Jean-Jacques Savin’s row boat Audacieux was found overturned and empty off the Azores on Friday 21 January
A French adventurer who previously crossed the Atlantic in a barrel is missing and presumed dead at sea just weeks after beginning a solo crossing by row boat. Jean-Jacques Savin, who was 75, had set out on 1 January from…
Fethard on Sea harbour is an example of publically owned marine infrastructure in County Wexford that could qualify for improvements from a new fund specifically to address the economic consequences of Brexit arising from the implications to the Irish fishing industry. Local Authority Marine Infrastructure Scheme 2022-2023 is designed to support economic sectors, businesses and local communities and to support job creation and protection by distributing BAR funds to enhance, upgrade, modernise and develop Ireland’s publicly owned coastal and marine infrastructure to facilitate diversification of economic opportunities.  The main condition for reimbursing public authorities is that the costs incurred must be directly linked to countering the adverse effects of the UK's withdrawal.  Funding from the Reserve must be availed of before the end of 2023. Local authorities will need to meet these and other conditions to avail of the funding.
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue T.D., has announced a new €35m scheme to rejuvenate local authority public piers and harbours throughout coastal communities. The record funded scheme is proposed for funding under the EU Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR) and was one of…
Naval Service Dive Team
The Naval Service has acquired two state-of-the-art recompression units that could help save the lives of divers with ‘the bends’, as the Irish Examiner reports. The larger of the two — at naval headquarters on Haulbowline in Cork Harbour —…
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There’s still time to make submissions in the public consultation on two Pathway Action Plans for the control of invasive species on Ireland’s waterways. According to the National Biodiversity Data Centre’s Invasives.ie programme, the purpose of Pathway Action Plans (PAPs)…
The Lower River Lee in Cork city
Following the introduction of ‘brown tag’ regulations to boost conservation efforts in Kerry’s Waterville catchment, anglers of wild salmon on the Lower River Lee in Cork are advised that similar rules will come into force from Tuesday 1 February. As…
The 23-metre Govenek of Ladram
A British-registered gillnetter which featured on a Channel 4 television series on fishing has been detained by the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) off the Irish coast. The 23 metre Govenek of Ladram, which played a starring role in the series,…
Dr Karen Weekes speaks to Lorna Siggins on her solo row across the Atlantic
A spectacular meteor shower, a close encounter with a hammerhead shark and a brief refuge for exhausted storm petrels – these are just some of the recent experiences recorded by Dr Karen Weekes on her solo row across the Atlantic.…
Rowers taking part in the Head of the Shannon in 2019
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and water users that the rescheduled Head of the Shannon rowing event will take place on Saturday 19 February. The day’s events will take place at 11am and 2pm downstream of Carrick-on-Shannon bridge…
Sanita Puspure
Olympic sailing silver medalist Annalise Murphy is joined by fellow Olympians, rowers Sanita Puspure and Claire Lambe in the latest Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) Athletes’ Commission. The three are among eight athletes elected from a list of 13 for…

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