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The Owenkillew River in Co Tyrone during riverbank enhancement works this summer
A section of riverbank in Co Tyrone which was eroded by flash flooding has been stabilised as part of a wider habitat enhancement project being progressed by the Loughs Agency. Flood waters in the Owenkillew River had stripped the 160m…
There are fears there will be overfishing of sprat will again occur this winter. Sprat are the target fish for the seasonal pair trawling fishery in Irish waters
Birdwatch Ireland says it is “deeply concerned” at a refusal by the Court of Appeal to continue the Government’s interim ban on large vessels fishing inside the six nautical mile zone. The stay was applied for by Minister for Marine…
The boat seized by IFI fisheries officers on Drumcah Lough in Co Louth last October
Two men in Dundalk have been convicted of illegally killing pike and have been ordered to pay fines following prosecutions taken by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). Ernestas Gaska, with an address on Riverside Drive, received a €300 fine following his…
The study will focus on current issues facing the Irish fishing industry including recruiting and retaining crew
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency is inviting Ireland’s fishing industry to take part in a survey of the labour force as part of a study on current issues facing the industry including recruiting and retaining crew. The…
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An upcoming webinar hosted by the Marine Ireland Industry Network aims to highlight ‘Ireland’s Blue Edge in Innovation’. The showcase of Irish marine clusters and technology companies will be hosted on the GoToWebinar platform on Thursday 30 September from 11am…
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Rowing Ireland has postponed its 2021 AGM originally scheduled for this coming Sunday 26 September until Sunday 31 October. The national governing body’s board opted for the five-week delay to give delegates more time to prepare for voting on a…
Lough Ree RNLI’s Damien Delaney (left) and treasurer Vincent Rafter (right) with swimmers Karen Reynolds and Serena Friel as they present their donation cheque
Athlone open water swimmers Serena Friel and Karen Reynolds have presented Lough Ree RNLI with a cheque for €11,300 following a fundraising swim on the lake last month. Throughout this year the women, who have been swimming regularly at Coosan…
Jenny Egan celebrates world silver in the 2021 ICF Senior World Championships
Irish canoeist Jenny Egan has had a dream finish to the 2021 ICF Senior World Championships, coming away with a Silver medal in the K1 Women 5000m. A close-fought battle took place around the 23-minute course, with Jenny paddling a…
Skerries RNLI returning to station with the swimmers safely on board
Skerries RNLI rescued a man and a woman who got into difficulty while swimming off the north Co Dublin town this week. The lifeboat unit was requested to launch shortly before 5pm on Thursday afternoon (16 September) after a 999 call…
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Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue has continued his series of visits to some of Ireland’s main fishing ports, spending yesterday and today (Thursday 16 and Friday 17 September) in Co Kerry. The minister met with fishers, fishing organisations and other stakeholders…

Chief Executive of the Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation, Sean O'Donoghue
The Minister for the Marine will definitely "seek to address the imbalance in the quota transfers under the Trade & Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and United Kingdom." So says Fianna Fail's MEP, Billy Kelleher, in a statement from…
It is 50 years ago since a “Men Only” sign was removed from the entrance to Galway’s Blackrock swimming area. Before this, bathing was officially segregated in Salthill on Galway Bay, at the request of Catholic bishops who believed mixed…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced details of 31 locations prioritised for river habitat enhancement works in the wider Lough Corrib catchment area. Each of the 31 river channels has been prioritised for enhancement works based on its hydromorphological condition,…
File image showing an example of mussel seed
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue has signed a new Statutory Instrument that permits fishing for mussel seed within the State’s exclusive fishery limits. SI No 461 of 2021 — Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction (Mussel Seed) (Opening of Fisheries) Regulations 2021 —…
The Wicklow Rowing Club has support of the Mercedes-Benz organisation in Ireland towards its participation at the World Rowing Coastal Championships which take place in Portugal next month. Pictured at the announcement was Mercedes-Benz Chief Executive, Paddy Finnegan (second left) with team members Marc Nichols, Shay Dunne, Andrew Breen, Chris Dunne and Peter Doyle.
The Wicklow Rowing Club has will be supported by the Mercedes-Benz organisation in Ireland towards its participation at the World Coastal Rowing Championships which take place in Oeiras, Portugal next month. Recognising the important role that the Club will have…
Successful conservation policies for marine mammals, such as seals pictured above, has increased the potential for conflict with small scale fishing communities
New research led by the University of Oxford says that successful conservation policies for marine mammals have increased the potential for conflict with small scale fishing communities. The study published in the journal Conservation Letters says that management has to…

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