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The latest investigation from TheJournal.ie’s Noteworthy platform looks at the impact of salmon farming on marine biodiversity — and the findings make for sober reading. Concerns over the impact on wild Atlantic salmon from sea lice and disease in salmon…
Nuala Moore swimming at Italy Glacier in water temperatures of  2/3 degrees
“Like a real live James Bond movie.. another absolutely insane adventure” is how the ocean and cold water swimmer Nuala Moore describes it. She’s talking about the relay which she and Donegal swimmer Anne Marie Ward participated in to swim…
Port of a fleet of 55 Irish fishing vessels that staged a national protest in Dublin
Steaming up the river Liffey before sunrise, a fleet of 55 Irish fishing vessels staged a national protest in Dublin over the impact of several key issues including Brexit. The second large-scale protest called on the government to seek a…
Dublin City Quays: Organisers of today's demonstration say they are protesting the "lack of a level playing field under the EU Common Fisheries Policy". AFLOAT adds in addition to the fishing flotilla arriving from yesterday evening and overnight, the Naval Service OPV LE Roisin made an appearance where the fishery (etc) patrol vessel remains this morning at anchor in Dublin Bay.
Fishermen formed a flotilla of 55 trawlers from all around the Irish coast to gather at the entrance to Dublin Port before dawn prior to travelling up the River Liffey through the East Link Toll Bridge to Sir John Rodgerson's…
Drakes Pool in Cork Harbour - The government aims to expand a network of MPAs to cover 30% of Ireland’s total maritime area of 488, 762 square kilometres by 2030
Government officials seeking public views on an expansion of marine protected areas (MPAs) have expressed concern at the low level of feedback so far from the fishing and fish farming sectors. Officials at the Department of Housing, Heritage and Local…
Olderfleet Rowing Club is going from strength to strength with 97 members at Larne
The only similarity between the Viking ships that raided Larne Lough in the ninth century and the boats used by the Olderfleet Rowing Club is that they are slender. The name 'Olderfleet' is thought to be a corruption of Ulfrecksfiord…
The World Cup Race in Markkleeberg was an essential benchmark for Liam Jegou to test his form in the C1 Men before getting on the plane to Tokyo
After a difficult race at the first World Cup round in Prague, Team Ireland canoeists lined up again in Germany for the next World Cup. As the last major race before this summer's Olympic Games, it was an essential benchmark…
Supported by the main fishing industry organisations, the Dublin Port protest comes several weeks after a similar “steam-in” to Cork harbour (pictured above) to highlight the impact of the Brexit deal
A commitment by Taoiseach Micheál Martin to “do right by the Irish fishing community” has failed to avert a large scale protest planned by the sector for Dublin Port this week. As The Times Ireland edition reports, the protest planned…
A fenced-off section of river where fencing was used to prevent livestock from damaging the river bank
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has welcomed the allocation of €185,000 for a project around Lough Sheelin by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine under the European Innovation Partnerships (EIP) Farm and Community Biodiversity Initiative. The State agency responsible…
Migrations of Atlantic salmon were tagged in eight different geographic areas
A new study published this month by the scientific journal Nature reveals the marine migration route of Atlantic salmon in the North Atlantic, including Irish salmon. The study in Nature’s open-access Scientific Reports, led by the Arctic University of Norway,…
From left: Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty
Team Ireland has officially selected 13 rowers to compete across six boats at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. The Olympic rowing regatta takes place in the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo Bay between 23 and 30 July. Among…
Sea swimmer Nuala Moore from Dingle in County Kerry
“I never thought Cork would ever finish,” says Nuala Moore of that wonderful part of this coastline which she navigated in 2006. Moore was then one of six swimmers who undertook a round Ireland relay swim of 1,330 km in…
The Marine Minister requested an interim report to focus on arrangements for a temporary voluntary fleet cessation scheme
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has now received the interim report of the Seafood Sector Task Force. The Minister set up the Seafood Sector Task Force to examine the implications for the Irish Fishing industry and…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is appealing to the farming community to continue to be vigilant and to play their part in protecting waterways from the threat of agricultural pollution. The call comes following the conviction of Corrib Farming Ltd, which…
“There is a better way” than the present approach taken by government to the fishing industry, according to the Chairperson of Comhdháil Oileán na hEireann, the Islands’ Federation. “This is a matter of huge importance regarding island community livelihoods and…
Junior anglers from Newport Sea Angling Club in Co Mayo, whose youth angling initiative previously received funding under the IFI Sponsorship Programme
Angling clubs, groups and associations all over Ireland are from tomorrow (Friday 11 June) invited to apply for funding under Inland Fisheries Ireland’s 2021 Sponsorship Programme. One of the main funding mechanisms of Inland Fisheries Ireland, the programme awarded funding…

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