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Emily Hegarty and Aifric Keogh of the Ireland Four.
Ireland’s good first day at the European Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy, was all the better because two crews targeting qualification next month for Tokyo did the business. Of the eight Ireland crews competing, the rejigged women’s four were the…
Ten speakers will present a range of cutting-edge sensors being developed in Wales and Ireland to support the aquaculture industry
Swansea University in collaboration with the Waterford Institute of Technology has announced the line-up of speakers for its webinar entitled Application of Sensors in Precision Aquaculture. The webinar will take place on the 25th of May 2021 and is free…
National Inshore Fishermen’s Association
Inshore fishermen are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to investigate why stocks of shellfish have declined and seaweed has stopped growing in parts of the Waterford estuary. As The Times Ireland edition reports today, the National Inshore Fishermen’s…
Irish Fishing Fleet Discards for 2019 Include Over 30 Tonnes of Threatened Fish Species, Figures Show
Basking sharks and critically endangered skates were among the more than 30 tonnes of threatened fish species discarded by Irish fishing vessels in 2019. The “shocking” figure is reported in a new investigation from TheJournal.ie’s Noteworthy strand, which looks into…
Enhancement works on the River Roe which runs from the Sperrins to Lough Foyle
Over £80,000 has been invested in habitat enhancement projects in the River Roe catchment area in Co Derry during the past two years, the Loughs Agency says. More than 20 sites within the Roe catchment were prioritised by the agency…
Wicklow all-weather lifeboat RNLB Joanna and Henry Williams launching to the incident
The Wicklow all-weather lifeboat RNLB Joanna and Henry Williams launched at 4:10 pm this afternoon following a launch request from the Coast Guard, to assist a 10-metre fishing vessel in difficulties ten miles offshore. The lifeboat crew located the stricken…
Caution Advised on Grand Canal in Celbridge For Canoeing Ireland Selection Event This Saturday
Waterways Ireland advises that a Canoeing Ireland selection event will take place this Saturday 3 April on the Grand Canal at the Celbridge Paddlers Canoe Club–Alymer’s Bridge area. This event is part of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic qualification pathway…
File image of Al Mennie getting a tow out to a big swell
Northern Ireland surfing pro Al Mennie was among the volunteers who joined fire fighters battling a gorse blaze on Castlerock Beach in Co Derry last night (Tuesday 30 March). As the Belfast Telegraph reports, 40-year-old Mennie was out catching the…
BIM CEO Jim O’Toole launches its flagship Business of Seafood report. The report gives an overview of the industry’s performance in 2020
Ireland’s seafood sector remains “resilient” in spite of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic, Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) says. Its annual Business of Seafood report says that Ireland’s seafood economy declined in 2020, with a drop of 12% (-€142million) compared to…
Jake Cochrane showed great pace all weekend, starting with third in the qualification round, and carrying the momentum to his medal-winning performance with a clean run of 93.70 seconds in the final
Northern Ireland Canoeist Jake Cochrane won a bronze medal in the C1 Men Final earlier this month at the first race of the 2021 Pyrenees Cup, an ICF ranking series held in northern Spain and southern France. The full-time Canoe Slalom…
Unlike other salmon predators, cormorants are a protected species under Article 4 of the Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985
The Loughs Agency says it shares its stakeholders’ concerns about the impact of cormorants predating on juvenile salmon during the annual smolt migration. Unlike other salmon predators, cormorants are a protected species under Article 4 of the Wildlife (Northern Ireland)…
The fishing vessel ELLIE ADHAMH at the centre of a rescue operation has sunk. The vessel suffered a loss of power and was being towed towards Bantry by the Naval ship LE George Bernard Shaw. The vessel suffered a loss of power approximately 70 miles West of Bantry Bay on Friday morning and had been adrift.
The fishing vessel Ellie Adhamh, the seven-person crew of which were evacuated by Coast Guard Helicopters on Saturday evening, has sunk in approximately 80m of water over two miles North of the Bull Rock, at the entrance to Kenmare Bay.…
The RV Celtic Explorer will head to ICES area 6a for the next survey leg from 10-21 April
The next leg of this year’s Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey (IAMS 2021) will be carried out from 10-21 April off the North and North West coasts. The IAMS is carried out by the Marine Institute in fulfilment of Ireland’s…
Tagged bluefin tuna in Donegal Bay during the first pilot programme in 2019
Building on the success of pilot programmes in 2019 and 2020, the Tuna CHART (CatcH And Release Tagging) fishery to collect scientific data on bluefin tuna will return in 2021, subject to COVID-19 restrictions. Tuna CHART is a collaborative scientific…
Wicklow all-weather lifeboat RNLB Joanna and Henry Williams
The all-weather relief fleet lifeboat RNLB Joanna and Henry Williams put to sea shortly after 1:30 pm this afternoon (Wednesday 24 March) under the command of Coxswain Nick Keogh and a volunteer crew, following a launch request from the Coast…
The ruling was very positive in ensuring sustainability of stocks for some 80 per cent of the Irish fleet
Marine environment and inshore fishing groups have welcomed a temporary reinstatement of a ban on larger vessels trawling within six nautical miles of the Irish coast. As The Times Ireland edition reports, Minister for Marine Charlie McConalogue has also welcomed…

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