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At the BIM and Hatch Irish Aquatech Community Day at the RDI Hub in Killorglin: Jim O’Toole, CEO BIM with Kevin Honan, Innovation and Development Director, BIM Wayne Murphy, COO Hatch, Brian Quinn, Wellfish Diagnostics, Tanja Hoel, Innovation Manager at Hatch, Tom Prins, Director of Investment at Aquaspark, Einar Wathne, former CEO of Cargill  Aquanutritio, Terri Smith, Enterprise Ireland and Kate Dempsey, Aqualicense
A total of 9 start-ups with backgrounds in areas including engineering, IT and farming took part in BIM’s Innovation Studio at the RDI Hub in Killorglin this month. The programme, formerly known as BIM’s Aquaculture Accelerator, is run by BIM…
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The Loughs Agency reminds anglers of the annual close season, which prohibits angling over the winter months to help protect salmon and sea trout from disturbance when spawning. The Foyle Area and Carlingford Area (Close Seasons for Angling) Regulations prohibit…
The Baltimore RNLI inshore lifeboat
Baltimore RNLI were called out to provide assistance to a windsurfer in difficulty in Baltimore harbour, West Cork yesterday evening (Monday, 25 October). The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their inshore lifeboat at 6.30pm following a request from the Irish Coast…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched a public consultation on the future management of the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme. The State agency with responsibility for the protection and conservation of freshwater fish and habitats is encouraging anyone…
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Marine wildlife in Strangford Lough faces a “real risk” from an increase in recreational watersport, as The Irish News reports. Rangers from the National Trust in Northern Ireland recorded a record number of grey seal pups and a “stable” population…
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The use of drones could play a key role in sustainable coastal fisheries in Ireland, according to a new study. As the Irish Examiner reports, researchers at University College Cork (UCC) evaluated a wide range of applications for drones on…
Two Irish environmental coalitions are calling on the Government to ensure the necessary Dáil Committee time is given to debating the new Maritime Area Planning Bill. The Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) and the Environmental Pillar say that Ireland is “marching…
From L-R: Minister McConalogue; Dympna Keogh, 2021 Atlantic Strategy Committee Chair; Michael Gillooly, Acting Joint CEO Marine Institute
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue TD, today attended and addressed the Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference taking place in the Convention Centre, Dublin. The conference is part of a new approach for a sustainable blue economy in the EU.  Speaking on his…
The analysis by Dr Clíodhna Murphy, Dr David Doyle and Stephanie Thompson of Maynooth University’s law department drew on semi-structured interviews conducted with 24 male migrant workers in the Irish fishing industry.
“Extremely long” working hours, very low wages, and racist insults and verbal abuse were commonplace experiences of a group of migrant fishermen interviewed for a Maynooth University research study. Over two-thirds of those interviewed said they would work between 15…
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The annual Irish Groundfish Survey (IGFS) for 2021 will be carried out by the Marine Institute off the North West, West and South Coasts of Ireland from Saturday 30 October to Tuesday 14 December. The IGFS is a demersal trawl…
Prizewinners on the podium at the 2021 Formula Kite World Championships
British kite foiler Ellie Aldridge bagged herself another international medal taking silver at the 2021 Formula Kite World Championships in Torregrande, Sardinia. With two European titles to her name, Aldridge has now added a world podium to her growing collection…
File image of Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s inshore and all-weather lifeboats
Both Dun Laoghaire lifeboats were paged by the Irish Coast Guard after an open-water swimmer was reported missing yesterday (Saturday 16 October). The swimmer was part of an organised swimming group who quickly realised that one of their number was…
File image of an Arctic Char (Salvelinus alpinus)
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched a public consultation on the proposed introduction of a conservation byelaw prohibiting angling for Arctic char. The glacial relict fish species is native to Ireland and is currently classified in the Irish Red Data…
Britain's Maddy Anderson will compete in the Formula Kite World Championships that will take place in Torregrande, Sardinia, from October 13 to 17
The Formula Kite World Championships will take place in Torregrande, Sardinia, from October 13 to 17. The event is part of the Open Water Challenge, which celebrates board sports including kite, wing foil and SUP. A whole host of British…
Inland Fisheries Ireland logbook return 2021 banner
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is encouraging salmon and sea trout anglers to return their angling logbooks, setting out their fishing and catch record, and any unused gill tags from 2021 licences. Under the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme,…
Report of Seafood Sector Task Force
The Minister for the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, today announced that he has received the final report of the Seafood Sector Task Force that he established in March 2021. The Taskforce examined the impacts on the fishing sector and coastal…

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