1st May
Penalty point system for fisheries offences 'not fit for purpose'

Secondary legislation giving effect to an EU regulation covering serious infringements of common fisheries policy rules has been described as ‘not fit for purpose’ by Independent TD, Thomas Pringle.  TDs from across the house have a [ ... ]

Penalty point system for fisheries offences 'not fit for purpose'
Seafood conference with global appeal
Seafood conference with global appeal

An 'exceptional' line-up of speakers will present at a major seafood conference in June, opening the annual Ocean Wealth and Seafest events in Galway, July [ ... ]

Fanad Lighthouse opens its doors on spectacular views
Fanad Lighthouse opens its doors on spectacular views

Fanad Head Lighthouse on the northern tip of Ireland, surrounded by Mulroy Bay and Lough Swilly, has opened its doors to guided tours and unique self-catering accommodati [ ... ]

Great Lighthouses of Ireland shine a light on summer
Great Lighthouses of Ireland shine a light on summer

Seven lighthouses around the coast of Ireland are opening their doors over the May Bank Holiday weekend for a weekend of fun, discovery, stories and thrills. For hundred [ ... ]

Aquaculture

Aquaculture 4-year European study secures €7m funding
Open net salmon farming: 'battle won but war continues'
ÓCuív refuses to back call to boycott farmed salmon
Ireland's oyster industry curtailed by rigid licensing and regulation
Aquaculture 4-year European study secures €7m funding

As concerns around sustainability of food security continue to rise, a team of European aquaculture  [ ... ]

Open net salmon farming: 'battle won but war continues'

BIM has withdrawn its licence application for a salmon farm in Galway Bay because the proposed produ [ ... ]

ÓCuív refuses to back call to boycott farmed salmon

Galway West TD, Éamon ÓCuív, has denied he supported a call by opponents of fis [ ... ]

Ireland's oyster industry curtailed by rigid licensing and r...

Oysters contribute €58m to the rural economy and support 760 full-time jobs, according to a new [ ... ]

Fisheries

Penalty point system for fisheries offences 'not fit for purpose'
Fisheries offences penalty point system 'not fit for purpose'
30,000 v-notched lobsters returned to the sea
Penalty point system for fisheries offences 'not fit for pur...

Secondary legislation giving effect to an EU regulation covering serious infringements of common fis [ ... ]

Fisheries offences penalty point system 'not fit for purpose...

Secondary legislation giving effect to an EU regulation covering serious infringements of common fis [ ... ]

Dáil Éireann Notice of Motion

Forty-three TDs have supported a Notice of Motion today (March 22) that 'Dáil Éir [ ... ]

30,000 v-notched lobsters returned to the sea

Figures released by BIM, the Irish sea-fisheries board, indicate that 31,500 female lobsters were re [ ... ]

Coastal / Island News

Fanad Lighthouse opens its doors on spectacular views
Great Lighthouses of Ireland shine a light on summer
Powerboat speed machines test Cobh waters
Election 2016: poor political campaigning on islands could be costly
Fanad Lighthouse opens its doors on spectacular vi...

Fanad Head Lighthouse on the northern tip of Ireland, surrounded by Mulroy Bay and Lough Swilly, has [ ... ]

Great Lighthouses of Ireland shine a light on summ...

Seven lighthouses around the coast of Ireland are opening their doors over the May Bank Holiday week [ ... ]

Powerboat speed machines test Cobh waters

Ireland's Team Hibernia and England's Vector Martini clocked up speeds in excess of 1 [ ... ]

Election 2016: poor political campaigning on islan...

In the closing days of Election 2016, Comhdháil Oileáin na hÉireann, the Island [ ... ]

Book reviews

 SEA Gastronomy: Fish & Shellfish of the North Atlantic
The Sinking of the Lusitania - unravelling the mysteries
The Limerick Flood of 2014
Shackleton - By Endurance we Conquer
SEA Gastronomy: Fish & Shellfish of the North Atlantic

  At 440 pages and weighing over 2kgs, this is no ordinary book on seafood but an encyclopaedi [ ... ]

The Sinking of the Lusitania - unravelling the mysteries

The sinking of RMS Lusitania on May 7, 1915, with the loss of 1,198 lives brought home to the [ ... ]

The Limerick Flood of 2014

A gripping exposé of disorganisation and unpreparedness when climate change hit Limerick. I [ ... ]

Shackleton - By Endurance we Conquer

Cian Gallagher Author Michael Smith'slifetime of knowledge and reading on Antarctic exploration,  [ ... ]

Environment News

Irish bathing water awarded 'excellent' status in vast majority of locations
COP21: EU pressure on Ireland for a 'credible plan'
Raw, untreated sewage continues to pump into Irish water
UNESCO 'biosphere status' for Dublin Bay
Irish bathing water awarded 'excellent' status in ...

The overall quality of Ireland's bathing waters continues to be "extremely good" despite cool and so [ ... ]

COP21: EU pressure on Ireland for a 'credible plan...

The landmark Paris Agreement will not deliver the climate stability it promises, without consistent  [ ... ]

Raw, untreated sewage continues to pump into Irish...

Ireland's coastal waters, lakes and rivers continue to be polluted by untreated sewage pumping from  [ ... ]

UNESCO 'biosphere status' for Dublin Bay

Dublin Bay has been awarded ‘biosphere designation’ by UNESCO in recognition of its uniq [ ... ]

Research / Development

Message in a bottle: the world's oldest at 108 years
Irish young scientists reach Capetown on RV Polarstern
Irish young scientists reach Capetown on board RV Polarstern
World War I shipwrecks revealed
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 [ ... ]

Irish young scientists reach Capetown on RV Polarstern

German research vessel Polarstern has reached Cape Town, South Africa, following a five-week voyage  [ ... ]

Irish young scientists reach Capetown on board RV Polarstern

German research vessel Polarstern has reached Cape Town, South Africa, following a five-week voyage  [ ... ]

World War I shipwrecks revealed

A team of scientists led by Dr Ruth Plets, School of Environmental Sciences at Ulster University abo [ ... ]

Seafood Business

Seafood conference with global appeal
Young fishmonger competition 2017
A passion for seafood for BIM young fishmonger of the year
BIM Young Fishmonger 2016 finalists announced
Seafood conference with global appeal

An 'exceptional' line-up of speakers will present at a major seafood conference in June, opening the [ ... ]

Young fishmonger competition 2017

The BIM Young Fishmonger 2017 competition aims to recognise and reward fishmongers (35 yrs [ ... ]

A passion for seafood for BIM young fishmonger of ...

George Stephens, The Fish Market, Blanchardstown, Co Dublin, is the overall winner of the BIM &lsquo [ ... ]

BIM Young Fishmonger 2016 finalists announced

Five young fishmongers from counties Cork, Dublin, Galway and Kerry, have been shortlisted for the B [ ... ]

Renewable Energy

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EU Commission letter regarding SUMBAWS report

The December-January issue of Inshore Ireland (Comment, page 3) refers to a letter from the European [ ... ]

SFPA pays tribute to former colleague Pat McGarvey

SFPA Statement The death has been announced of Pat McGarvey who retired from the Sea-fisheries Pr [ ... ]

Interpreting fisheries legislation is not 'one siz...

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Is Freedom of Information really what it says it i...

In our December issue we chronicled IFA Aquaculture’s efforts through Freedom of Information [ ... ]

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