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A crisis in the inshore fishing industry in Ireland will be addressed by an Oireachtas Committee Meeting
A crisis hitting the Irish inshore fishing sector will be outlined at an Oireachtas parliamentary committee this evening (Wednesday, Jan. 24). Representatives from the National Inshore Fishermen's Association (NIFA) will address members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food…
IFI fisheries officers use ebikes to get around on their patrols
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched a new national recruitment drive to hire 52 temporary staff. IFI’s seasonal fisheries officers and seasonal fisheries assistants are to be deployed across 15 counties from April to September. Starting salaries of €29,053 per…
Annamarie Fegan has become the first female admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club
History was made at the world’s oldest yacht club last night when Annamarie Fegan became the first female admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club. Fegan, who was a coastal rower before she took up sailing later in life, had…
Aodh O Donnell of the IFPO and Brendan-Byrne of the IFPEA in Brussels
Irish fishing industry organisations have called on Minister for Marine Charlie McConalogue and his officials to “come clean” on the exact nature of talks between the EU and Iceland on fisheries. In a joint statement, the Irish Fish Producers’ Organisation…
Summertime at the Outer Pier in Carrigaholt, where a St Ayles skiff is being built beside the ancient castle stronghold of the Mac Mahons by Loop Head Rowing Cub, under the direction of Steve Morris of Kilrush
Carrigaholt on the south-facing shore of the Outer Shannon Estuary is one of the sweetest places in all Clare, a refreshingly leisurely contrast to the over-busy northwest of the county, where the once tiny port of Doolin finds itself swamped…
UKSA trainees examine one of the oyster baskets that have been installed in Cowes
Following the launch of the Isle of Wight’s first oyster regeneration project in October last year, the United Kingdom Sailing Academy (UKSA) has now made it part of the sustainability modules on its education courses. UKSA worked in partnership with…
Jason Black (right) and rowing partner Neil Glover pictured on Thursday during their Atlantic row that ended  24 hours later with a broken rudder during a storm
Donegal mountaineer Jason Black and rowing partner Neil Glover have been rescued by a merchant shipping vessel at the request of the Tenerife Coast Guard after storm conditions damaged their vessel during an Atlantic row. The organisers of the C-Map…
Team Out of the Blue rowed into English Harbour on Thursday 18 January at 3.44pm local Antiguan time to take second place in the World’s Toughest Row – Atlantic 2023
On Thursday (18 January) an energetic mix of family, friends and supporters gathered in eager anticipation for the arrival of the first runners-up in the World’s Toughest Row – Atlantic 2023 at the historic Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua’s English Harbour.  Among the…
Dead fish retrieved from the Glore River after a chemical spill from the Kiltimagh Water Treatment Plant in September 2021
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) investigated a serious fish kill incident that occurred on 3 September 2021 at the Glore River in Kiltimagh, Co Mayo, as previously reported on Afloat.ie. IFI’s investigation led to the instigation of legal proceedings against Uisce…
An update from Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine officials on aquaculture policy and licensing is also on the agenda at February's IFA Aquaculture Conference
Offshore renewable energy and its impact on Irish aquaculture and the implications of the Nature Restoration Law are among themes for this year’s annual Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) aquaculture conference next month. An update from Department of Agriculture, Food and…
The late Irish Times western correspondent Michael Finlan
Tributes have been paid to the late Irish Times western correspondent Michael Finlan, who reported on the long-running rod license dispute and on many issues affecting communities on the western seaboard. Finlan, who died last month at the age of…
Hooked On Swimmers present a cheque to Fethard RNLI
The Fethard RNLI fundraising committee members in County Wexford, along with some volunteers, gathered last week to receive a significant amount of funds raised by the Hooked On Swimming Group and two businesses with local links. In total, the group…
Donegal teenager Séan Boyle from Árainn Mhór has taken a step closer to following his dream to pursue a career at sea by passing his Bord Iaschaigh Mhara (BIM) Basic Safety Training course which will allow him to work on a boat or Ferry. Pictured with Séan at Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada School as he proudly shows off his qualifications are his teacher, Florence Calais and Garvan Meehan, Principal of the National Fisheries College of Ireland in Greencastle, Co. Donegal
The Minister for the Marine has congratulated a Donegal teenager with Down Syndrome, described as having “sea blood running through his veins,” for following his dream to work in the marine sector. Sixteen-year-old Seán Boyle has passed his three-day Bord…
The EU’s Court of Justice
The EU’s most senior court has stopped short of applying overfishing rules across all EU fish stocks in a case taken by Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) and environmental lawyers Client Earth. The EU’s Court of Justice has ruled…
Minister for Marine Charlie McConalogue
Minister for Marine Charlie McConalogue did not pick up on an offer by Denmark to resolve a three-year row with Ireland over mackerel, which could have been worth almost 10 million euro. The Sunday Independent reports that a letter sent…
Brown trout caught and released at Lough Sheelin
A survey of Lough Sheelin anglers has found that 94 per cent are now releasing more of the trout they catch back into Lough Sheelin than they did when they started fishing. The Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) research involved 132…

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