24th March
Brexit: seafood industry advised to 'prepare for the long haul'

Ireland’s seafood sector faces “unique challenges and must be protected during the Brexit negotiations”. The key challenge for government will be to ensure that fisheries and seafood concerns are “high on the EU agenda” [ ... ]

Brexit: seafood industry advised to 'prepare for the long haul'
Irish Sea Portal pilot project for scientific research
Irish Sea Portal pilot project for scientific research

Scientific information compiled by Irish and Welsh researchers and hosted on a portal, is set to benefit the mussel industry of both countries. The €1.4m pilot proj [ ... ]

Wreckage of Coast Guard R116 'positively located'
Wreckage of Coast Guard R116 'positively located'

Following initial Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) operations, wreckage of Coast Guard helicoper R116 has been positively located on the seabed, east of Blackrock at a depth [ ... ]

Wreckage from Coast Guard helicopter 'consistent' with hard surface impact
Wreckage from Coast Guard helicopter 'consistent' with hard surface impact

Investigators from the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) have confirmed that wreckage from Coast Guard helicopter R116 shows impact ‘consistent with the tail o [ ... ]

The future of Irish island communities
The future of Irish island communities

Brian O'Riordan, LIFE Platform With fair access to fisheries, Irish island communities could thrive. Their geographical isolation makes them highly dependent on the [ ... ]

Aquaculture

Major growth potential for Irish farmed salmon
Richard FitzGerald
Seaweeds found to combat diseases in farmed animals
Creed commits to independent review of aquaculture licensing
Major growth potential for Irish farmed salmon

In 2014, wild capture fisheries landed 93m globally; this figure has remained stable for over 25 yea [ ... ]

Richard FitzGerald

22nd January 1957 to 5th December 2016 Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam It is with deep sadne [ ... ]

Seaweeds found to combat diseases in farmed animals

Dr Stefan Kraan Ocean Harvest Technology Producers of farmed animals ― be they pig, shrimp or sa [ ... ]

Creed commits to independent review of aquaculture licensing

IFA Aquaculture officers from the fish and shellfish farming sectors have met with the new Minister  [ ... ]

Fisheries

Irish Sea Portal pilot project for scientific research
The future of Irish island communities
Seafood standard to drive sustainability
Funding for seafood processors and aquaculture sectors
Irish Sea Portal pilot project for scientific research

Scientific information compiled by Irish and Welsh researchers and hosted on a portal, is set to ben [ ... ]

The future of Irish island communities

Brian O'Riordan, LIFE Platform With fair access to fisheries, Irish island communities could t [ ... ]

Seafood standard to drive sustainability

Ireland's Seafood Develoment Agency has launched a certification standard to drive sustainability th [ ... ]

Funding for seafood processors and aquaculture sectors

Nineteen Irish seafood enterprises are to receive €1.8m in grant aid under the European Marit [ ... ]

Coastal / Island News

Bullock Harbour development described as 'drab and unattractive'
Remembering Patsy Kelly
Wales and Ireland to collaborate on coastal heritage project
Lighting a candle for Irish Water Safety
Bullock Harbour development described as 'drab and...

A proposed development at Bullock Harbour, Co Dublin, comprising six shop units with overhead apartm [ ... ]

Remembering Patsy Kelly

For the inshore fishing community of Galway Bay, 2016 will be remembered - not for the temper [ ... ]

Wales and Ireland to collaborate on coastal herita...

€4m in EU funds has been secured to help safeguard heritage and coastal tourism sites in Wales  [ ... ]

Lighting a candle for Irish Water Safety

Roger Sweeney, Marketing Manager Christmas is a time of celebration. But it’s also a time of  [ ... ]

Book reviews

The Leenane Inspector
'At Swim' and 'Wild Swimming in Ireland'
Aquaculture & Seafood Ireland 2016
'A Taste of the Waterways' 2016
The Leenane Inspector

In the summer of 1990, James Wyatt is sent to investigate water pollution problems in Leenane in t [ ... ]

'At Swim' and 'Wild Swimming in Ireland'

  At Swim ‘Sea swimming is the great leveller, we’re all the same in a pair of  [ ... ]

Aquaculture & Seafood Ireland 2016

The bumper 72-page Aquaculture & Seafood Ireland 2016 comprises news, views, reports and pr [ ... ]

'A Taste of the Waterways' 2016

Over 100 of the best places to eat, drink and stay along 1,000km of Ireland's inland waterways, are  [ ... ]

Environment News

Hard engineering is not the only answer to managing flood risk
Fracking for shale gas poses a serious threat to the water environment
Tellus surveys north of Ireland collated in new publication
Environment includes wildlife and water protection, Minister told
Hard engineering is not the only answer to managin...

An ecosystem-based approach to managing flood waters that is proving effective across Europe has yet [ ... ]

Fracking for shale gas poses a serious threat to t...

Sinead O'Brien Network Coordinator at Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) With a climate change denie [ ... ]

Tellus surveys north of Ireland collated in new pu...

Unearthed: Impacts of the Tellus surveys of the north of Ireland showcases outputs from 'the  [ ... ]

Environment includes wildlife and water protection...

Campaigners in animal costumes and body paint handed in a 14,000 strong petition at Leinster House,  [ ... ]

Research / Development

Mapping the ocean floor by 2030
Marine Research & Innovation Strategy 2021
Our Ocean Wealth conference 2016
Message in a bottle: the world's oldest at 108 years
Mapping the ocean floor by 2030

The Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping (June 2016) involving over 150 international senior represe [ ... ]

Marine Research & Innovation Strategy 2021

A public consultation until November 22, 2016, is seeking feedback on a new plan that sets out Irela [ ... ]

Our Ocean Wealth conference 2016

The third annual conference under the banner, 'Our Ocean Wealth' (Galway, July 1), is targeting inte [ ... ]

Message in a bottle: the world's oldest at 108 years

A postcard returned to the Plymouth Laboratory of the Marine Biological Association has been recogni [ ... ]

Seafood Business

Sustainably sourced seafood behind West Cork product range
Efficiency guide for seafood processors
Seafood company scoops top 'green' awards
Seafood companies shortlisted in 2017 Green Awards
Sustainably sourced seafood behind West Cork produ...

A west cork partnerhship has launched ready-to-eat fish cakes and pies made from responsibly sourced [ ... ]

Efficiency guide for seafood processors

Methods for seafood processors to operate more sustainably are outlined in an Efficience Guide devel [ ... ]

Seafood company scoops top 'green' awards

Castletownbere Fishermen's Cooperative Society has won the top accolade, 'Green Business of the Year [ ... ]

Seafood companies shortlisted in 2017 Green Awards

Four Irish seafood companies have been shortlisted in the '2017 Green Awards' that recognise excelle [ ... ]

Renewable Energy

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