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Sanita Puspure, the Afloat Rower of the Year
#Rowing: The Afloat Rower of the Year 2018 is Sanita Puspure. The Old Collegians competitor proved herself the best single sculler in the world. She took silver at the World Cup regattas in Belgrade and Lucerne, running the defending champion,…
 Marine Institute CEO Peter Heffernan, Fishmonger Pat O'Connell and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD review the 2018 Marine Institute Annual Stock Book, which is one of the principal annual publications of the Institute, providing the latest impartial scientific advice on commercially exploited fish stocks of interest to Ireland.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., has received the 2018 Marine Institute Annual Stock Book. The Stock Book, which is one of the principal annual publications of the Institute, provides the latest impartial scientific advice…
The upgraded slipway at Cushlough Bay delivered by Ballinrobe & District Anglers and the World Cup Trout Fly Championship Committee
#Angling - Ballinrobe & District Anglers have successfully completed a project which will greatly improve access to a popular angling destination at Cushlough Bay in Co Mayo. The project was funded by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) via the National Strategy…
Historic Low In Fish Kills Welcomed - But Water Quality Concerns Remain
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has noted with caution the findings from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) report on water quality in 2017. While it welcomes the fact that the number of fish kills in Irish waters were at a historic…
 Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for the inland fisheries sector marked the launch of International Year of the Salmon by unveiling one of Inland Fisheries Ireland’s new fleet of 12 RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) to highlight the important of fisheries protection. To find out more about International Year of the Salmon
It is estimated that 240,000 Atlantic salmon returned to Irish shores last year, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland. The enduring Atlantic salmon populations in Irish waters were being highlighted at the launch of the International Year of the Salmon (IYS),…
Oisin van Gelderen performing in the Luderitz Speed Canal. As it’s on the edge of the desert, the air is exceptionally dry, and though anemometers may be recording winds of Force 9, they don’t exert the same destructive pressure as a dense-aired Force 9 in Ireland’s damp climate
Oisin van Gelderen is the Afloat.ie/Irish Sailing “Sailor of the Month” for November after twice breaking the Irish sailing speed record at the three week Luderitz World Speed Sailing Challenge in Namibia. The veteran National Windsurfing Champion from Loughshinny in…
Carrick on Shannon
#Rowing: The weather held up well for both the Muckross Head of the River and the Head of the Shannon at Carrick on Shannon today.  Shandon’s men’s intermediate eight topped the Muckross provisional rankings at the National Rowing Centre, while…
Gerard Kelly of Outdoor Ranger with international fly-tyer Owen Trill, Minister Sean Canney, Pat Gorman of Inland Fisheries Ireland and Outdoor Ranger’s Damien Kelly
#Angling - The Outdoor Ranger Tuam Angling Education Programme provides information sessions, skills workshops and fishing excursions to young people who may be interested in trying out the pursuit. Sean Canney TD, Minister of State with responsibility for inland fisheries,…
Atlantic mackerel comprise Ireland's single most valuable fishery
#Fishing - The European Union, Norway and the Faroe Islands have agreed to a 20% reduction in mackerel quotas in the North East Atlantic for 2019. The news for Ireland’s single most valuable fishery was the outcome of international fisheries…
Mammoth Eight-Hour Rowing Challenge On River Liffey Will Raise Funds For Charities
All In A Row 2018 comes to the River Liffey this Saturday 1 December, challenging teams rowing 40 skiffs, kayaks, canoes and currachs to exceed a 1,000km target in eight hours. The organisers are hoping to beat last year’s target…
Ian Daly, Jim O’Brien and Peter O’Reilly from Wicklow Travellers Group are part of the Fishing Futures angling project
#Angling - Fishing Futures, a project targeting local community groups in Wicklow, has been awarded funding from Inland Fisheries Ireland to help support its work. The project, which is organised by the Wicklow Travellers Group, allows young people to experience…
Damian Browne on the PIRC podium.
#Rowing: Ocean rower Damian Browne and junior rowers Alex Byrne and Caoimhe O’Sullivan were amongst the record breakers at the Provinces Indoor Rowing Championships in the University of Limerick on Saturday.  Shandon rower Byrne hit six minutes and five seconds…
Dominic Casey and Peter O'Hanlon at the World Rowing Awards.
#Rowing: Dominic Casey has been chosen as the World Rowing Coach of the Year. The Skibbereen man, who coached Paul and Gary O’Donovan to a World Championship gold medal this year, received the award at a gala in Berlin. He…
Oisín van Gelderen of Dublin has become the first ever Irish sailor to break the 50-knot speed barrier
National Windsurfing Champion Oisín van Gelderen of Dublin has become the first ever Irish sailor to break the 50-knot speed barrier, during his final week competing at the Luderitz World Speed Sailing Challenge in Namibia, Africa. As Afloat.ie previously reported,…
The National Rowing Centre at Farran Wood in Cork
#Rowing: The Ireland Trial set for tomorrow, Saturday, at the National Rowing Centre at Farran Wood in Cork has been cancelled because of bad weather. No plan for Re-scheduling has been announced.
Letterkenny ETNS's website which won this year's Something Fishy contest
Letterkenny Educate Together National School has been named winner of the national education programme Something Fishy for 2019. The students from fifth class were presented with the Something Fishy perpetual trophy and a monetary prize by Minister for Education Joe…

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