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Oyster trestles in South East Galway Bay at Kelly Oysters
Shellfish growers have welcomed a new research project which will measure the benefits to the coastal environment of their activity. The ShellAqua project led by researchers at the Ryan Institute in NUI Galway (NUIG) aims to quantify the "benefits to…
The beam trawler Mary Kate was bought in the Netherlands by CJ Gaffney of Arklow, Co Wicklow and his father in 2007
Minister for Marine Charlie McConalogue has rejected a plea for help from an Irish skipper who bought a beam trawler in the Netherlands which proved to be dangerously unstable. As The Sunday Independent reports, skipper CJ Gaffney (49) of a…
Youghal RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launched to a swimmer in difficulty on Sunday 18 July
Youghal RNLI’s volunteer crew responded to their pagers just after 3pm today (Sunday 18 July) to a report of a swimmer in difficulty between The Mall and Greenhole beaches in Youghal Harbour. Arriving on scene within minutes on their inshore…
File image of pots used in lobster fishing
The Department of Transport has issued an updated advisory over the risk of vessels becoming entangled in ropes used in pot fishing. Marine Notice No 43 of 2021 supersedes No 10 of 2019 and reminds all vessel owners, agents, shipmasters,…
Bluefin tuna caught, tagged and released on 2 August 2020 in Donegal Bay by authorised tuna skipper Adrian Molloy
Anglers in Ireland are taking part in a unique ‘catch, tag and release’ programme to help Irish and international scientists learn more about the largest tuna in the world — the Atlantic bluefin tuna. Under the Tuna CHART (CatcH And…
Five up and coming young chefs successfully appointed to the Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Taste the Atlantic Ambassador Programme, an exciting initiative created by BIM in partnership with Chef Network to drive awareness of the provenance of Irish seafood among young and aspiring chefs. Pictured l-r: Lucas Serpa Maciel Lisboa, Junior Chef de Partie, Bunnyconnellan Coastal Restaurant, Myrtleville, Co. Cork, Jake Kennedy, Chef de Partie (Fish Section), Glovers Alley, Dublin, Sarah Jane Browne, Chef/Manager, Time & Tide Café, Annagry, Co. Donegal, Andrew Zeppa, Chef de Partie, The Yacht Pub & Upper Deck Restaurant, Co. Dublin and Kevin King, Senior Sous Chef, Connemara Sands Beach Hotel, Co. Galway
Five up and coming young chefs, aged between 21 and 24, have been successfully awarded places on BIM’s Taste the Atlantic Ambassador Programme, an exciting initiative created by Bord Iascaigh Mhara in partnership with Chef Network to drive awareness of…
Pickie to Pier swim at Skipppingstone Beach
Last Saturday (10th July) saw the resurrection of the famous Pickie to Pier swim in Bangor Bay after its cancellation last year due to Covid. Pickie is the previous site of the original sea water swimming pool on the west…
Six Irish boats competed in the World Rowing Under 23 Championships today, in Racice, Czech Republic
Five Irish boats competed on the final day of the World Rowing Under 23 Championships. Two Irish crews took home a Silver Medal, and out of six competing crews, four reached A Finals, and two reached B Finals. The Coxed…
Eglinton Primary School’s Salmon Ambassadors make a virtual presentation for the recent conference
TV weather presenter Barra Best learned about the iconic Atlantic salmon from school pupils at the recent virtual Salmon Ambassador conference hosted by the Loughs Agency. The conference was the culmination of a five-month primary school education programme that encouraged…
An inshore fishing vessel at Dalkey Island on Dublin Bay
‘Stories from the sea - cultural value of Ireland’s coastal communities’ is the title of a free webinar hosted by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) next Wednesday 14 July. Ireland has a rich maritime history with coastal communities that have been…
Senior instructor Joe Maloney demonstrates safety training to NFCI students Ciaran Ivers(on left) and Ross Conneely (2nd from right) while Minister McConalogue and Jim O’Toole, CEO, Bord Iascaigh Mhara look on
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has accepted a business case from Bord Iascaigh Mhara’s (BIM) for the development of a new Sea Survival Training Unit at BIM’s National Fisheries Training College in Greencastle, Co Donegal.…
Lough Donnell in Quilty
The surfer who died after getting into difficulty off the Co Clare coast on Monday (5 July) has been named locally, according to the Irish Examiner. And tributes have been paid by the community to 20-year-old Fionn O’Brien, a GAA…
File image of the Irish Coast Guard’s Shannon-based SAR helicopter Rescue 115
BreakingNews.ie reports that a surfer has died in hospital after he got into difficulty off the Co Clare coast this morning, Monday 5 July. The Irish Coast Guard’s Kilkee unit and Rescue 115 helicopter from Shannon were among the emergency services…
Roisín Cahill has won silver in the Under-23 surf ski race
Ireland’s Roisín Cahill has taken silver in the Under-23 surf ski race at the ICF World Ocean Racing championships in Lanzarote. The 22-year old from Clare, who used to be a high-performance swimmer, was ranked second at women's under-23 level…
Pacific pink salmon caught from the Ridge Pool in the Moy Fishery on Sunday 27 June
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is appealing for the angling community and general public to report any sightings of Pacific pink salmon after a specimen was caught in Co Mayo this week. Also known as ‘humpback’ salmon, pink salmon were very…
Salmon farm in north Co Donegal
TheJournal.ie reports that Ireland’s largest operator of salmon farms has been granted a licence for an 18-pen facility in Bantry Bay. Nine years ago Afloat.ie noted proposals for the salmon farm at Shot Head, with local campaigners arguing then that…

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