19th October
Inshore fisheries blue revolution?

  "It is high time small-scale fisheries become one of the main beneficiaries of European funding. It is justifiable to safeguard and brighten the future for the 80% of the EU fishing fleet which is small in scale and employs over 50% of the workforce, as well as for thousands of directly and indirectly dependent jobs for all workers along the value chain." Brian O'Riordan, deputy director of the LIFE Platform (Low Impact Fishers of Europe) and Marcin Rucinski, spoke to Inshore Ireland following the publication of the European Commission's proposal on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (2021-2027). Inshore boats at Roundstone, Co Galway Full story: Autumn 2018 edition  

Inshore fisheries blue revolution?
Mussel seed extraction questioned metres from busy local harbour
Mussel seed extraction questioned metres from busy local harbour

Dredging for mussel seed in Dalkey Sound, in close proximity to a busy shoreline and harbour south of Dublin City, has been criticised by local stakeholders and the envir [ ... ]

Remembering RMS Leinster - relatives visit the site at the Kish Lighthouse
Remembering RMS Leinster - relatives visit the site at the Kish Lighthouse

Eileen O'Duffy Shortly before 0900 hrs on 10 October 1918, the mailboat R.M.S Leinster left Carlisle Pier, Kingstown (now Dún Laoghaire), Co. Dublin, bound fo [ ... ]

Marine funding boost in Budget 2019
Marine funding boost in Budget 2019

Ireland's seafood programme is to benefit from a €6m boost, totallying €134m for 2019. Unveiled in Budget 2019, the funding will underpin 'vital investment' in  [ ... ]

McGuckin's 'inspirational' action in Golden Globe race
McGuckin's 'inspirational' action in Golden Globe race

The 'selfless' action of Gregor McGuckin to reach a seriously injured competitor by a jury rigged boat, has been described as a "remarkable display of seamanship, courage [ ... ]

Aquaculture

Accelerator programme for Ireland's aquaculture industry
Four-wheel remote aquaculture classroom
Shellfish producers slam level of sewage discharge
Sea trout collapse: a complicated issue
Accelerator programme for Ireland's aquaculture industry

Agtech, analytics and AI are among the technologies being used by start-up companies from the UK, Ch [ ... ]

Four-wheel remote aquaculture classroom

Students will be able to learn how fish is produced and farmed when an Aquaculture Remote Classroom  [ ... ]

Shellfish producers slam level of sewage discharge

Irish shellfish producers have called for action on what they say is ‘a shocking report’ from th [ ... ]

Sea trout collapse: a complicated issue

Martin Jaffa In May 1989, many of the sea trout smolts returning early to their native rivers alon [ ... ]

Fisheries

Mussel seed extraction questioned metres from busy local harbour
Inshore fisheries blue revolution?
Prawn fishery closure to Irish vessels
State aid to support coastal projects
Mussel seed extraction questioned metres from busy local har...

Dredging for mussel seed in Dalkey Sound, in close proximity to a busy shoreline and harbour south o [ ... ]

Inshore fisheries blue revolution?

  "It is high time small-scale fisheries become one of the main beneficiaries of European fund [ ... ]

Prawn fishery closure to Irish vessels

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on government to explain why ‘the most productive prawn  [ ... ]

State aid to support coastal projects

Over one hundred coastal-based projects are to receive €1.5m in state and EU funding, supporting t [ ... ]

Coastal / Island News

INISTURK WILD ATLANTIC SEA FEST
Licence suspended for mechanical harvesting of kelp in Bantry Bay
Shine a light on summer 'lighthouse' festival
Initiative to extend tourist season for Connemara and Aran Islands

Environment News

Native woodlands to protect water and aquatic ecosystems
Seashore stress from prolonged heatwave
Majority of Ireland's bathing waters are  of high quality
Plan ‘lacks ambition’ to improve Ireland’s water quality
Native woodlands to protect water and aquatic ecos...

Deployment of new native woodlands and associated undisturbed water setbacks, which together combine [ ... ]

Seashore stress from prolonged heatwave

Alarm bells are ringing for plants, algae and sea creatures stressed by the current heatwave in  [ ... ]

Majority of Ireland's bathing waters are of high ...

The Bathing Water Quality in Ireland  2017 produced by the Environmental Protection Agency has  [ ... ]

Plan ‘lacks ambition’ to improve Ireland’s w...

A two-year overdue River Basin Management Plan “falls far short” of what is needed to protect Ir [ ... ]

Research / Development

Submarine canyon ten times higher than the Eiffel Tower
Harbours to benefit from State funding
Kelp harvesting protest taken to seat of government
Submarine canyon ten times higher than the Eiffel Tower

A submarine canyon with near-vertical 700m cliffs, 3,000m deep in places, has been discovered by int [ ... ]

Harbours to benefit from State funding

Thirteen coastal local authorities are to receive €2.2m for development and repair projects at 52  [ ... ]

Kelp harvesting protest taken to seat of government

Opponents to mechanical harvesting of kelp from Bantry Bay brought their concerns to Leinster House  [ ... ]

Mary Robinson to address Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2018

Former Irish President Mary Robinson is confirmed as the key note speaker at this year's marine summ [ ... ]

Seafood Business

Sustainability, innovation and competitiveness recognised in National Seafood Awards
Irish seafood tops one billion in value for first time
 Demand holds for Irish seafood on world markets
Irish seafood nets overseas markets
Sustainability, innovation and competitiveness rec...

The biennial National Seafood Awards organised by Ireland's seafood development agency will recognis [ ... ]

Irish seafood tops one billion in value for first ...

Ireland’s seafood sector recorded its third consecutive year of growth in 2017, up 6.4% on 2016, r [ ... ]

Demand holds for Irish seafood on world markets

Seafood exports to 72 countries increased by 16% in 2017 to €645m, in line with the increase in ex [ ... ]

Irish seafood nets overseas markets

Almost 42,000 tonnes of Irish seafood, representing 26 different species, were exported to 46 countr [ ... ]

Renewable Energy

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