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St. Michael's Rowing Club Compete for the First Time at World Coastal Rowing Championships
Two rowers from the St. Michael’s Rowing Club Dún Laoghaire, Colm Crily and Martin Dowd, qualified for and participated in the World Coastal Rowing Championships, which took place from the 1st to the 4th of November in Hong Kong. This…
The survey will be conducted from the RV Celtic Voyager from 1-10 December
The Marine Institute’s Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services (FEAS) department will undertake a survey of herring off the West and North West Coasts from 1-10 December. This survey is the fourth in a time series that is hoped will be developed…
The woman was airlifted to hospital by the Irish Community Rapid Response helicopter
Update: The Irish Mirror has since reported that the 20-year-old student recovered from the Caragh River at the weekend had died in hospital. The Irish Times reports that a University of Limerick student is in critical condition after getting into…
Sionna Healyin action today
#Rowing: Ireland’s Sionna Healy placed seventh in the women’s solo at the World Coastal Championships in Hong Kong this morning. In tough, choppy, conditions, the Arklow woman clung on to sixth for most of a race which was won by…
Myross in action in the 2018 World Coastal Rowing Championships
#Rowing: Ireland will have crews in five A Finals at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Hong Kong on Sunday. Men’s crews came through well on Saturday, qualifying two solo scullers and Myross in the coxed quadruple. The Arklow double…
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Bite-Sized Tips From Viking Marine For Staying Warm On Water
When it comes to safety and warmth on the water, we all know how important our gear is, and we wouldn’t go sailing in summer without water and suncream. But we often forget the importance of keeping our blood sugar…
Sionna Healy
#Rowing: Five Ireland entrants in the women’s solo single made it through heats into Sunday’s A Final of the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Hong Kong. Miriam Sheehan of Castletownbere placed best, taking third in the first heat, one place…
Government Approves Agriculture, Forest & Seafood Climate Change Sectoral Adaptation Plan
Marine Minister Michael Creed, yesterday (Thursday 31 October) welcomed Government approval for the Agriculture, Forest and Seafood Climate Change Sectoral Adaptation Plan to prepare for the impacts of climate disruption. “I am very pleased the Agriculture, Forest and Seafood Climate…
Vincent Comerford Jr (16) from St James CBS fishing in the Sean McMorrow Memorial at the Angling for All facility in Aughrim on Tuesday
Over 30 young people participated in the annual Sean McMorrow Memorial fishing competition held by Inland Fisheries Ireland’s (IFI) Dublin Angling Initiative earlier this week. This year’s venue on Tuesday 29 October was the Angling for All facility in Aughrim,…
A fishing vessel in Howth Harbour
In response to Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) recommendations, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) has issued a Marine Notice to remind masters, owners, users, charterers, skippers and crew of fishing vessels of previous safety advice and requirements.…
Emily O'Reilly
European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has recommended that the EU fisheries council should “proactively” release documents on annual fishing quota negotiations into the public domain writes Lorna Siggins Ms O’Reilly has ruled that the documents should be made public at the same…
Blue whiting for sale in Spain
Marine Minister Michael Creed last week welcomed agreement reached between the European Union, Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland regarding the blue whiting fishery for 2020. “This agreement provides welcome stability in this important fishery for Irish fishermen,” he said…
West Cork trawlerman Adrian Bendon, Marine Minister Michael Creed and Jim O’Toole, chief executive of Bord Iascaigh Mhara launching the Clean Oceans Initiative in Union Hall earlier this year
Marine Minister Michael Creed has welcomed the increase in trawlers and other fishing boats now signed up to Ireland’s Clean Oceans Initiative. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the initiative involves fishermen storing and returning to land marine plastics that come…
Tom Kelly
#Rowing: Enniskillen, Kenmare and the host club all had notable results at the giant Castleconnell Head of the River today. Enniskillen’s girls’ eights were fastest at junior 18, junior 16 and junior 15 level – and their junior 18 women’s…
A potato grouper in the Coral Sea off Australia being cleaned by two bluestreak wrasses
Campaigners against salmon farms have raised concerns over the state of Irish wrasse stocks after it was confirmed the fish have been taken en masse to help clean lice from farmed salmon. As Donegal News reports, a number of salmon…
Blessington Lakes
#Rowing: The Neptune Head of the River, scheduled for Saturday, November 2nd, at Blessington Lakes, has been cancelled. The entry was low and the organisers decided not to go ahead. The Castleconnell Head, set for next Saturday, Ocober 2nd, has…

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