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Up to 30 per cent of whitefish, including haddock, caught by Killybegs and Greencastle vessels is taken around Rockall.
Sinn Féin has criticised the Government’s handling of a seven-year-old agreement with Britain on Rockall after an Irish fishing vessel was inspected by a Scottish patrol earlier this week. Sinn Féin fisheries and marine spokesman Pádraig MacLochlainn was reacting to…
The Nationwide team catch up with Henry O’Donnell and his support vessel Tor Dearg
A Donegal swimmer’s epic challenge to circumnavigate the island of Ireland will feature on RTÉ Nationwide tonight, Wednesday 6 January. As reported in October on Afloat.ie, Henry O’Donnell has been donning his fins and taking to the water — as…
A screenshot from BIM's Brexit Hub page
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency is today urging every seafood business who trades with or through Great Britain, no matter how small his or her operations, to continue to familiarise themselves with the impacts any new rules…
File image of Rockall in the North Atlantic
The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it is in contact with UK officials after a Donegal trawler was prevented from fishing around Rockall. RTÉ News reports on the incident yesterday (Monday 4 January) in which the Greencastle-based Northern Celt…
Sanita Puspure
Rower Sanita Puspure was honoured at The Irish Times / Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year Awards after she successfully defended her European title in Poznan, Poland. Despite having her training regime seriously disrupted and the European Championships being her…
Notice of Diving Operations at Lough Erne Yacht Club
Waterways Ireland advises masters of all craft that diving operations will take place at Lough Erne Yacht Club on Lower Lough Erne from Monday 4 January for around seven days. A diving alpha flag will be present at the location…
Kilmore Quay skipper Will Bates
As details emerge on the full negative impact of Brexit on the Irish fishing industry, two Wexford skippers have called for the appointment of a dedicated minister for marine.  Scallop skippers Will Bates and Seamus Molloy who fish from Kilmore…
Howth RNLI launched the all-weather lifeboat off the Baily lighthouse on Dublin Bay
Howth RNLI launched the all-weather lifeboat to rescue a fishing trawler with steering problems just off Skerries in North Dublin. The RNLI pagers sounded at 3.02 am on Wednesday 30th December to reports of a fishing vessel in difficulty south-east…
A new Bye-Law provides for catch and release in angling for salmon (any size) and sea trout (over 40cm) in the River Slaney
Eamon Ryan T.D., Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries sector has approved legislation that will govern the wild salmon and sea trout fisheries in 2021. These will come into effect from Friday 1 January 2021. Minister Ryan said, “We…
File image of Fenit Harbour in Co Kerry
Open-air diving is set to return to Fenit in Co Kerry after a near 20-year gap, as RTÉ News reports. The move follows a three-year campaign to revive a long history of diving at the harbour town just outside of…
EU Has Created "New Fisheries Policy" with Brexit, Irish Fishing Leader Says
A “Brexit concession” by the EU to Britain on fish stocks should be extended to all coastal states including Ireland, according to a leading Irish industry organisation. The Irish South and West Fish Producers’ Organisation (IS&WFPO) says that the EU…
The Marine Minister has sought to reassure stakeholders that the Government fully understands their concerns regarding a cut in a number of quota shares
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue says that the EU Fishing industry will, unfortunately, have to concede some of the fish previously caught in UK waters arising out of the agreement between the EU and the UK on their future relationship. The Minister…
Mackerel is the most valuable catch for the Irish fishing fleet
Negotiations on a Brexit trade agreement concluded today (Thursday 24 December) with what European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen described as “a good deal”. News of the agreement has been generally welcomed across the majority of Irish businesses and…
Top safety tips have been issued by the Coast Guard and the RNLI for open water swimming
The RNLI and the Coast Guard are appealing to the public to exercise caution when participating in any activity on and near the water during the Christmas and New Year period and at all times to be mindful of the…
The Howth RNLI "DIP & DONATE" poster
Instead of Christmas swims, Howth RNLI fundraisers in County Dublin are asking Howth peninsula swimmers to "DIP & DONATE" to the RNLI anytime between December 19th and Jan 7th. Howth RNLI has posters with a printed QR code (see above)…
Hawk Cliff at Killiney where the swimmer got into difficulty
A swimmer has died after getting into difficulty as Hawk Cliff in Dalkey in Killney Bay yesterday. The accident happened after the Irish Coast Guard based in Dun Laoghaire Harbour received a call about a swimmer in difficulty.   Emergency services…

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