22nd July
New dawn for Ireland's 2,000 strong inshore fisheries sector

Following previous failed attempts at implementing a management framework for Ireland’s inshore fisheries, marine minister Simon Coveney has launched a dedicated platform and suite of measures for this sector which comprises over 80% of Ireland’s fishing fleet. The development package consists of three parts: establishment of a National Inshore Fisheries Forum (NIFF); a funding package of €1m in 2014 and conservation measures to support lobster and shrimp stocks.

New dawn for Ireland's 2,000 strong inshore fisheries sector
Autumn launch of National Inshore Fisheries Forum
Autumn launch of National Inshore Fisheries Forum

Agreement has been reached betweeen Ireland's six Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine on the terms of reference f [ ... ]

Ireland takes silver at ISAF Youth World sailing event
Ireland takes silver at ISAF Youth World sailing event

Séafra Guilfoyle, Crosshaven, Co Cork, has won silver at the 44th ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships in Portugal. The 18-year-old was competing against 56 nations in [ ... ]

Fishermen welcome Coveney's retention of marine brief
Fishermen welcome Coveney's retention of marine brief

The Federation of Irish Fishermen (FIF) has welcomed the announcement that Minister Coveney is to keep his existing responsibilities including marine in the Cabinet reshu [ ... ]

State sells Arramara Teo to Canadian company
State sells Arramara Teo to Canadian company

Údarás na Gaeltachta has confirmed the sale of Connemara-based seaweed processor, Arramara Teoranta, to Acadian Seaplants Limited of Canada. Speaking last week at the  [ ... ]

Aquaculture

Bord Iascaigh Mhara plans second fish farm off west coast
Ireland's oyster sector needs 'practical government support'
Excessive bureaucracy blocking marine jobs and exports
Bord Iascaigh Mhara plans second fish farm off west coast

Irish Times (2/05) Bord Iascaigh Mhara is to seek licence approval for a second State-owned organi [ ... ]

Ireland's oyster sector needs 'practical government support'

Delegates at a one-day conference on Ireland’s oyster industry were told of the “excellent oppor [ ... ]

Excessive bureaucracy blocking marine jobs and exports

IFA president, Eddie Downey, says jobs and export targets in peripheral coastal ares cannot be met w [ ... ]

Marine Institute stands over quality and accuracy of its res...

Statement by Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO, Marine Institute: I welcome the acknowledgement by the 'Jou [ ... ]

Fisheries

Autumn launch of National Inshore Fisheries Forum
Fishermen welcome Coveney's retention of marine brief
New dawn for Ireland's 2,000 strong inshore fisheries sector
Ireland secures major increase in EU funding for seafood sector
Autumn launch of National Inshore Fisheries Forum

Agreement has been reached betweeen Ireland's six Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) and the Depa [ ... ]

Fishermen welcome Coveney's retention of marine brief

The Federation of Irish Fishermen (FIF) has welcomed the announcement that Minister Coveney is to ke [ ... ]

New dawn for Ireland's 2,000 strong inshore fisheries sector

Following previous failed attempts at implementing a management framework for Ireland’s inshore fi [ ... ]

Ireland secures major increase in EU funding for seafood sec...

Following months of intense lobbying and negotiation, Ireland’s marine minister Simon Coveney ha [ ... ]

Coastal / Island News

State sells Arramara Teo to Canadian company
Launch of 'Your dog, your poop' initiative
New guiding light for mariners at Inisheer Lighthouse
Ireland's seaweed harvesters seek clarification on Novia Scotia deal
State sells Arramara Teo to Canadian company

Údarás na Gaeltachta has confirmed the sale of Connemara-based seaweed processor, Arramara Teorant [ ... ]

Launch of 'Your dog, your poop' initiative

Dublin's four local authorities have launched a summer campaign to combat dog fouling across Dublin  [ ... ]

New guiding light for mariners at Inisheer Lightho...

The Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) have unveiled a new light emitting diode (LED) light for the [ ... ]

Ireland's seaweed harvesters seek clarification on...

Údarás na Gaeltachta has sold its share-holding in the seaweed processor Arramara Teoranta to Acad [ ... ]

Book reviews

East & North Coast of Ireland Sailing Directions
Own our Oil – The Fight for Irish Economic Freedom
Oileáin – The Irish islands guide
The Old Pier, Union Hall
East & North Coast of Ireland Sailing Directions

Fiacc OBrolchain It was the pilotage instructions for the passage between the Saltee Islands that g [ ... ]

Own our Oil – The Fight for Irish Economic Freedom

‘Goddammit, we’re being misinformed, misled and exploited ― all over again,’ writes Eddie Ho [ ... ]

Oileáin – The Irish islands guide

Perhaps an adage too readily used is that Ireland ‘punches above its weight’; however when it co [ ... ]

The Old Pier, Union Hall

Nestled in a sheltered corner of Glandore Harbour on the spectacular West Cork coast, the fishing vi [ ... ]

Environment News

Economic assessment underway of 'Irish environment' produce
Low level public awareness on strategy to protect Ireland's marine environment
Red light given to EC's green light for fracking
Environmental democracy is still a long way off
Economic assessment underway of 'Irish environment...

A National Capital Forum will be establsihed 'to advance a comprehensive economic assessme [ ... ]

Low level public awareness on strategy to protect ...

Shay Fennelly Delegates attending a cross-border workshop organised by the Sustainable Water Networ [ ... ]

Red light given to EC's green light for fracking

Three hundred civil society groups from across Europe have voiced concerns over proposals by the Eur [ ... ]

Environmental democracy is still a long way off

"The Irish public are unlikely to accept that their rights to access information, to participate in  [ ... ]

Research / Development

Cabinet recognition of Ireland’s marine resource potential
Seabed mapping data to deliver added-value across marine tourism and business sectors
Four-part series looks beneath the waves off Ireland
Ireland’s marine resource potential is recognised by government
Cabinet recognition of Ireland’s marine resource potential

& Gery Flynn Government commitment to develop Ireland’s marine resource was underpinned by th [ ... ]

Seabed mapping data to deliver added-value across marine tou...

Tommy Furvey and Archie Donovan, joint INFOMAR managers In 2013 INFOMAR (INtergrated Mapping For t [ ... ]

Four-part series looks beneath the waves off Ireland

Ireland's Ocean is a major new four-part ocean wildlife series for RTÉ One television beginning Su [ ... ]

Ireland’s marine resource potential is recognised by gover...

& Gery Flynn Government commitment to develop Ireland’s marine resource was underpinned yeste [ ... ]

Seafood Business

Innovation centre that converts seafood ideas into profitable businesses
Ireland's seafood agency supports energy saving initiative
€8m investment in seafood businesses
Irish organic mussel soup shortlisted for international award
Innovation centre that converts seafood ideas into...

When it was officially opened in October 2009, BIM’s Seafood Development Centre in Clonakilty, Co  [ ... ]

Ireland's seafood agency supports energy saving in...

Ireland's Seafood Development Agency (BIM) recently partnered with IBEC, EPA’s GreenBusiness.ie to [ ... ]

€8m investment in seafood businesses

State aid of €2.4m and private funding of almost €6m to twenty seafood processing companies is p [ ... ]

Irish organic mussel soup shortlisted for internat...

Twenty-one Irish companies are participating at Seafood Expo Global 2014 (May 6-8), the world's larg [ ... ]

Renewable Energy

Dublin conference attracts international ocean energy experts
Political vision and funding the way forward says ocean energy expert
Conference looks to technology to get more from marine resources
Dublin conference attracts international ocean ene...

The International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) 2012 - the largest of its type in the world whic [ ... ]

Political vision and funding the way forward says ...

Andrew Parish has over 20 years experience in a variety of areas including energy, environment, inno [ ... ]

Conference looks to technology to get more from ma...

Businesses and researchers developing technology solutions for the marine sector will have greater o [ ... ]

Marine biomass to play major role in supplementing...

Declan Hanniffy, Research Coordinator, OceanFuel Ltd Today around 90% of the world’s energy consu [ ... ]

Your View

Pontoons and harbour walls, and the joys of sharing
Is Ireland's 'green' image endangered by litter dumping indifference?
Visitors' moorings - an opportunity
Where is Ireland's marine leisure infrastructure?
Pontoons and harbour walls, and the joys of sharin...

Norman Kean In the last two editions of Inshore Ireland, I’ve written of marinas and visitors’  [ ... ]

Is Ireland's 'green' image endangered by litter du...

Francis O'Donnell It is said you should make your point in the opening lines of an article. As I ta [ ... ]

Visitors' moorings - an opportunity

Norman Kean Two yachts, visitors to Ireland, arrive in two widely separated bays of a summer evenin [ ... ]

Where is Ireland's marine leisure infrastructure?

Norman Kean, marine consultant, author and editor Ireland has some of the finest sailing waters in  [ ... ]

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