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Patrick O’Leary has retired from Para Canoeing. A stalwart of Para Canoe in Ireland, Patrick has long flown the flag for Paralympic Paddlesports in Ireland. His career was both long and decorated, having attended 2 Paralympic Games, many more World Championships, won his fair share of medals, and a European title along the way
Two-time Paralympian Patrick O’Leary has announced his retirement from Para Canoeing. Patrick was, for his entire career, a fantastic ambassador for the sport, including representing Para Canoe and Ireland on the ICF Athletes Committee. Having had a series of top…
Marine wildlife entangled in a ghost net in the Maldives
Each year enough commercial fishing gear to reach the moon and back is lost or discarded in the world’s oceans. That’s according to what’s being touted as the most comprehensive study ever conducted on lost fishing gear, as the Guardian…
Rosie Foley pictured in training
A former Irish rugby international has become only the second Irish woman to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. Rosie Foley recently crossed 32.3km between Catalina Island and the mainland of Southern California to match the rugby union…
Irish Fishing Industry CEOs on a WindFarm visit in Scotland
The Irish fishing industry is not being consulted properly about the development of offshore wind farms, according to the Chief Executive of the longest-established fish producer’s organisation in the State, the Irish Fish Producers Organisation. According to Aodh O Donnell,…
The fishing boat An Deiseach being seized in North Mayo on 15 July 2020
Three Mayo men have been convicted of false imprisonment, assault and obstruction as they attempted to evade fisheries officers from Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) at Belderrig Pier on the North Mayo coast two years ago. At a sitting of Ballina…
The new permit system, equivalent to a “Stamp 4” immigration permission with its wider entitlements, will replace the current Atypical working scheme for migrant fishing crew
Fishing crew from non- European Economic Area (EEA) states will be eligible for a new employment permit system, the Government has said. The new permit system, equivalent to a “Stamp 4” immigration permission with its wider entitlements, will replace the…
Still from video of the 2.82m Atlantic bluefin tuna caught and measured some 50km off the Pembrokeshire coast
An Atlantic bluefin tuna hooked off the Pembrokeshire coast recently is believed to be the biggest fish ever caught in Welsh waters. As Wales Online reports, the 900lb (408kg) monster catch was made by Simon Batey and Jason Nott while…
Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat carried out the rescue nine miles east of Ballycotton Island
An eight-metre fishing boat that suffered mechanical failure nine nautical miles east of Ballycotton island yesterday evening (Monday 10 October) was brought to safety by lifeboat crew from Ballycotton and Youghal RNLI. Ballycotton RNLI Lifeboat The Austin Lidbury was requested…
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland's seafood development agency, scored highest among 40 public bodies
This week independent NGO Transparency International Ireland (TII) published its National Integrity Index ranking. Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland's seafood development agency, scored highest among 40 public bodies. The national index is measured against the existence and ready availability of…
Transatlantic Rower Damian Browne returns to Galway to a great reception in the docks
Galway city’s mayor was advised against attending the official homecoming for transatlantic rower Damian Browne after an application for city council funding for the event was rejected. Mayor of Galway Clodagh Higgins (FG) has declined to comment beyond stating that…
A cannon from La Surveillante which lies 30 metres below the surface in Bantry Bay
A diving team based in Fermoy have captured up-close images of a shipwreck that lay undiscovered in Bantry Bay for nearly 200 years. The French naval frigate La Surveillante was deliberately scuttled by its captain in 1796 during the failed…
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue T.D. presented the final report of the Common Fisheries Policy Review Group to the Cabinet on Tuesday. Under the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), the European Commission must report to the European Parliament and Council on the…
Eugene Farrelly of Tralee Bay Sea Angling Club is interviewed for the new Fair Seas film
A short film featuring the views of local communities who make a living from the sea is set to be launched in Kerry this week. Fair Seas, a coalition of Ireland’s leading environmental non-governmental organisations and networks, created the 12-minute…
Hours after he was located by three gardai on rocks at Na Forbachas (Furbo) and taken home to Renmore, Damian Browne returned to the docks in his boat for the official celebrations planned in his honour
Well over a thousand people turned out to welcome transatlantic oarsman Damian Browne home to Galway docks yesterday morning after he survived his fifth capsize and was washed ashore in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Hours after he was…
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority was established on the 1st of January 2007. The SFPA is independent in the exercise of its functions. Its principal function is to secure efficient and effective enforcement of sea-fisheries law and food safety law
The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has announced the appointment of Mr Michael Finn and Mr Jonathan Hoare as Executive Members of the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA). The appointments follow the recent Public Appointments Service…
Transatlantic Rower Damian Browne's boat Cushlamachree on the rocks at Furbo Beach, Galway
Transatlantic Rower Damian Browne is due to be welcomed at Galway docks this morning after he was swept into rocks in a force nine gale in the early hours of this morning. The extreme adventurer was not injured after his…

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