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BIM, Ireland's Seafood Development Agency
BIM, Ireland's Seafood Development Agency, are hosting a Rainwater Harvesting Webinar for Irish Seafood Processing businesses to examine the benefits of adopting rainwater harvesting systems on site and provide opportunities for improving water management and reducing water costs. The free…
From left: fisheries officers Christine Meehan, Carl Owens and Steven McKenna
Inland Fisheries Ireland is seeking applicants for the 2021 recruitment campaign for seasonal fisheries officers nationwide. The positions will see the successful applicants support the development and protection of Ireland’s angling and fisheries resource during the summer period. There are…
An Irish tug boat brought the drifting trawler to Dún Laoghaire Harbour
A British registered Spanish owned fishing trawler was towed to harbour in Dún Laoghaire Harbour on Dublin Bay yesterday after drifting for days in the Irish Sea because of engine failure. There are 15 crew members, some are Spanish, but…
Tim Murphy (right) and Shannon Clawson (left)  handed over cheques to Rosie Maguire, Action Mental Health and Stephen Scott (second left) from the RNLI
It’s 580 km from Malin Head to Mizen Head and this was the distance covered by members of the Enniskillen Royal Boat Club in a fund-raising virtual row in aid of the Carrybridge RNLI on Lough Erne and Action Mental…
Joana Andrade riding a wave in BIGvsSMALL
A new documentary celebrating one of the few women big wave surfers to conquer the incredible swells at Nazaré in Portugal is screening next weekend as part of the virtual Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival. BIGvsSMALL follows courageous Portuguese…
Declan Reid went missing after capsizing while kayaking in Athy, Co Kildare on Sunday 28 February
RTÉ News and TheJournal.ie report that a body was recovered yesterday, Saturday 6 March, in the search for a kayaker missing on the River Barrow in Athy since last weekend. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Declan Reid (34) and his…
Mussel culture
The latest research has shown that the impacts of climate change are already evident in Irish marine waters, with the patterns of harmful algal blooms changing in recent decades. The research, undertaken by the Marine Institute, also indicates that the…
County Donegal firm Mulroy Bay Mussels Ltd were awarded a €500 grant for Mussel Organic Certification from the Department of Marine's European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Programme
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., today announced the award of €1,811,461 in grants to 28 aquaculture companies under his Department’s European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Programme. The grant awards will support the total investment…
Anglers in Foyle & Carlingford Asked to Play Their Part in Conserving Salmon & Trout
While some anglers enjoyed success on the rivers within Foyle and Carlingford in 2020, the Loughs Agency says it continues to take a precautionary approach in line with national and international trends. The State of the Salmon Report published by…
Declan Reid has been missing since Sunday
Emergency services resumed searching today (Tuesday 2 March) for a man who went missing after his kayak capsized on the River Barrow at the weekend. According to RTÉ News, 34-year-old Declan Reid had been kayaking with his young son when…
Collaborating with national rowing associations in Scotland and Wales, this year’s Ocean to City will be part of a unique, international time trial series
Cork Harbour Festival’s flagship Ocean to City race will be going ahead this June with an altered format. Collaborating with national rowing associations in Scotland and Wales, this year’s Ocean to City will be part of a unique, international time…
sea fisheries inspectors
Notice of “rolling 24-hour stoppages” by State sea fisheries inspectors was suspended last night as a dispute between staff and management was referred to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) As Times.ie reports today, trade union Fórsa confirmed that it has…
Seamus O’Neill from Ballyshannon with his 25lb specimen catch
The River Drowse’s first specimen salmon in 36 years has been caught and recorded, as Derek Evans writes in The Irish Times. Seamus O’Neill from Ballyshannon was the lucky angler to lure the 25lb salmon last Monday (2w February) at…
File image of fishing trawlers at Helvick Head
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue has announced the establishment of a Seafood Sector Taskforce, which has been charged with making recommendations on measures to mitigate the impact of upcoming fish quota share reductions. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Irish fishing…
Liam Jegou's historic World Cup Gold Medal at the ICF World Cup in Pau was the deciding factor in the awarding of Athlete of the Year
Paddlers from all disciplines and backgrounds were honoured last night at the 2021 Canoeing Ireland Awards. At the virtual ceremony, Awards were presented for a diverse range of achievements across paddlesports in 2020. While 2020 was a difficult year for…
Loughs Agency Renews Appeal for Anglers to ‘Catch & Release’
The Loughs Agency has launched a new campaign appealing for angling enthusiasts to embrace the practice of catch and release to help sustain fish stocks in the Foyle and Carlingford areas. The agency says it welcomes the growing trend of…

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