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Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys made the announcement on Monday 22 March
Development of a blueway along the Wicklow and Wexford coasts and improved access at a number of angling locations throughout the country are among 14 large-scale projects to benefit from an investment of more than €6 million in adventure tourism. Minister…
For pelagic species, including Mackerel, Arctic herring and Blue Whiting, the full twelve-month quotas has been agreed by Council.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., today confirmed that agreement has been reached at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council to set provisional quotas for EU fishermen in line with scientific advice for fish stocks for…
 ISWFPO CEO Patrick Murphy said in an interview that all sectors of the industry were united in their approach for a fair share-out of the Brexit fishing impact amongst all EU nations
The fishing industry is "one hundred per cent united" in what it wants the Government's new Seafood Task Force to do for the industry, according to the Chief Executive of the Irish South and West Fish Producers' Organisation in Castletownbere.…
Eight Senior Irish crews will be looking to continue the successes of the Senior, U23 and Junior crews who brought home ten medals last year.
The Rowing Ireland team for the 2021 European Rowing Championships has been confirmed by Rowing Ireland's High-Performance Director, Antonio Maurogiovanni. Eight Senior Irish crews will be looking to continue the successes of the Senior, U23 and Junior crews who brought…
Minister McConalogue - pleased the Court of Appeal has allowed for the reinstatement of the Policy Directive
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue T.D. has welcomed the decision of the Court of Appeal to temporarily reinstate the Policy Directive excluding large vessels from trawling in inshore waters within six miles of the coast. This will apply at least until…
New fencing on the Aghlisk River in Co Tyrone which was threatened by bank erosion
The Loughs Agency has highlighted £12,000 of habitat enhancements works on the Drumragh River catchment in Co Tyrone throughout 2020. The Drumragh catchment comprises a series of branching river systems such as the Seskinore River, Routing Burn, Quiggery River and…
Artist’s impression of the proposed National Surf Centre of Excellence
Additional funding for a long-proposed National Surf Centre of Excellence in Strandhill has been welcomed, as the Sligo Champion reports. Fáilte Ireland has approved an additional grant of €321,468 for the project in a move hailed as positive news for…
In a frank admission of the Brexit deal outcome, Mr McConalogue suggested it was almost inevitable that once Britain’s EU exit campaign had put the fishing industry and reclamation of its waters “front and centre”, there would be a negative outcome for the seafood industry here
Ireland is determined to secure almost one billion euro in EU compensation for the impact of Brexit in spite of France’s attempt to reduce this country’s share, Minister for Marine Charlie McConalogue has said. As The Times Ireland edition reports…
 The new forecast system provides shellfish producers and official authorities with advance warning that allow them to take rapid mitigating measures to affected shellfish beds and, if necessary, post warnings in coastal areas where there is a direct health risk
As lead partners in a three year Interreg funded project Predicting the Impact of Regional Scale events on the Aquaculture Sector (PRIMROSE), the Marine Institute has developed a web portal that helps predict the risk and impact of harmful algal…
Damage to the hull of the FV Dearbhla from its grounding on rocks on 14 May 2020
The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport calls on the owners, operators, skippers and crews of fishing vessels to prepare passage plans as well as contingencies or groundings or collisions. It comes in the wake of recommendations from…
Poster for Go Fishing Week 2021 by Kole Burnett
For the first time ever, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) launches a virtual Go Fishing Week — a national celebration of angling with a programme of online events taking place. Running from Sunday 25 April to Monday 3 May, Go Fishing Week provides…
sea fisheries inspectors
Efforts are due to resume this week to avoid a series of 24-hour strike actions by State sea fisheries inspection staff after talks collapsed last week at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). As the Times Irish edition reports today, the…
Larne RNLI bring 17 fishermen to safety after Spanish trawler breaks down
Red Bay and Larne RNLI came to the aid of 17 fisherman last night (Thursday 11 March) after their 35m Spanish trawler got into difficulty 11 miles east of Cushendall. The volunteer crews at both stations were requested to launch…
Salmon illegally netted from the River Barrow near Bauck in Co Carlow
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) recently secured two separate convictions for illegal netting of salmon on the Barrow and Nore rivers respectively. At a sitting of Kilkenny District Court on Tuesday 23 February 2021, Richie Lennon of New Ross, Co Wexford…
Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D.
The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., today addressed the inaugural meeting of the Seafood Sector Taskforce, established by the Minister to make recommendations on measures to mitigate the impacts on the Irish Fishing industry, and…
Adventurer Dr Karen Weekes is in training for a solo transatlantic row
Sailor, kayaker and climber Dr Karen Weekes is training to become the first Irish female to row solo across the Atlantic. As Times.ie reports, Weekes aims to set out in December of this year to row 3,000 miles from La Gomera…

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