21st December
Publicly-funded report unavailable from official sources in Ireland

Inshore Ireland’s December lead story asks why the official report of a major EU-backed scientific project, believed to include detailed analysis of the impact of sea lice on wild salmon and sea trout, is not readily available in Ireland. Why is this publicly-funded report not available in Ireland? The SUMBAWS Project (SUstainable Management of interactions Between Aquaculture and Wild Salmonid fish) studied the impact of sea lice on wild populations of salmon and sea trout, and details the results of experiments by fisheries biologists in Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands and Norway.

Publicly-funded report unavailable from official sources in Ireland
Celtic Sea fishing industry faces major losses in 2015
Celtic Sea fishing industry faces major losses in 2015

Fishermen have expressed their disappointment at the "failure" of Minister Coveney to prevent quota cuts for three key stocks in the Celtic Sea (cod, haddock and whiting) [ ... ]

Coveney delivers €123m for fishermen but disappointment for some whitefish stocks
Coveney delivers €123m for fishermen but disappointment for some whitefish stocks

The Federation of Irish Fishermen says the outcome of annual fisheries talks was disappointing for key whitefish stocks in the Celtic Sea (cod, whiting and haddock) but w [ ... ]

Tense fisheries talks continue in Brussels

Fisheries talks to set 2015 quotas for European fishing fleets continue in Brussels amid proposals for deep cuts in many whitefish stocks. Ireland's marine minister, Sim [ ... ]

Acadian Seaplants enters Irish seaweed sector
Acadian Seaplants enters Irish seaweed sector

When it was confirmed in May that Údarás na Gaeltachta had sold its shares in the seaweed processing company Arramara Teoranta to Acadian Seaplants Ltd of Canada, the n [ ... ]

Aquaculture

Acadian Seaplants enters Irish seaweed sector
Publicly-funded report unavailable from official sources in Ireland
Seaweed - Ireland's newest farming activity
Ireland has no case to answer in sea lice complaint  says EU Commission
Acadian Seaplants enters Irish seaweed sector

When it was confirmed in May that Údarás na Gaeltachta had sold its shares in the seaweed processi [ ... ]

Publicly-funded report unavailable from official sources in ...

Inshore Ireland’s December lead story asks why the official report of a major EU-backed scientific [ ... ]

Seaweed - Ireland's newest farming activity

Seaweed farming offers Ireland the opportunity to become a producer of one of the EU's fastest growi [ ... ]

Ireland has no case to answer in sea lice complaint says EU...

A five-year Pilot Investigation by the European Commission into the potential impact of sea lice on  [ ... ]

Fisheries

Celtic Sea fishing industry faces major losses in 2015
Coveney delivers €123m for fishermen but disappointment for some whitefish stocks
Celtic Sea fishing industry faces major losses in 2015

Fishermen have expressed their disappointment at the "failure" of Minister Coveney to prevent quota  [ ... ]

Coveney delivers €123m for fishermen but disappointment fo...

The Federation of Irish Fishermen says the outcome of annual fisheries talks was disappointing for k [ ... ]

Tense fisheries talks continue in Brussels

Fisheries talks to set 2015 quotas for European fishing fleets continue in Brussels amid proposals f [ ... ]

Partial reopening of Lough Foyle oyster beds

The partial reopening of two of the six main oyster fishing beds in Lough Foyle from December 15-19  [ ... ]

Coastal / Island News

Ireland’s environment minister is urged to reverse potential death knell of offshore islands
Urban beach at Dún Laoghaire gets green light
Traditional seaweed harvesters fear introdution of compulsory licensing
TDS urged to particate in Coastwatch Survey 2014
Ireland’s environment minister is urged to rever...

Islanders on nine non – Gaeltacht islands set to be affected by the termination of core funding of [ ... ]

Urban beach at Dún Laoghaire gets green light

A €2.5m controversial plan to build an 'urban beach'and outdoor swimming pool at Dún Laoghaire, C [ ... ]

Traditional seaweed harvesters fear introdution of...

Údarás na Gaeltachta’s decison in March to sell its shares in seaweed processor Arramara Teorant [ ... ]

TDS urged to particate in Coastwatch Survey 2014

Coastwatch Europe's international coordinator, Karin Dubsky, is asking elected representatives to pa [ ... ]

Book reviews

Where to eat and stay on the Wild Atlantic Way
The Island Imagined by the Sea A History of Bull Island
Kinsale Harbour: A History
East & North Coast of Ireland Sailing Directions
Where to eat and stay on the Wild Atlantic Way

If the idea of a culinary road trip has your mouth watering, travelling the 2,500km along the Wild A [ ... ]

The Island Imagined by the Sea A History of Bull Island

Lily O'Toole At the time of reviewing this book by Kieran McNally, Ireland was blessed with gloriou [ ... ]

Kinsale Harbour: A History

Jermoe Lordan Author John Thullier of this timely publication is steeped in Kinsale’s maritime tr [ ... ]

East & North Coast of Ireland Sailing Directions

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

Environment News

Budget 2015: environmental bodies 'cautiously' welcome marine measures
Merger of State agencies EPA and RPII
Economic assessment underway of 'Irish environment' produce
Low level public awareness on strategy to protect Ireland's marine environment
Budget 2015: environmental bodies 'cautiously' wel...

Cautiously welcoming the marine measures of Budget 2015 (see below), the Environmental Pillar warns  [ ... ]

Merger of State agencies EPA and RPII

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

Research / Development

 Horizon 2020 funding goes to Irish marine researchers
Robots navigate underwater obstacle course
Cabinet recognition of Ireland’s marine resource potential
Seabed mapping applications across many disciplines
Horizon 2020 funding goes to Irish marine researchers

Irish marine researchers have won €5.5m in the latest EU Horizon 2020 competitive funding for ‘b [ ... ]

Robots navigate underwater obstacle course

A one-day course to design, build and test underwater robots attracted students from Cork Institute  [ ... ]

Cabinet recognition of Ireland’s marine resource potential

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

Seabed mapping applications across many disciplines

Fabio Sacchetti, Vera Quinlan and Thomas Furey, Marine Institute INFOMAR was centre-stage in the e [ ... ]

Seafood Business

 East coast fishmonger scoops top prize in seafood competition
Record Irish presence at Chinese Seafood Expo
Beara Seafoods scoops Seafood Innovation Award
East coast fishmonger scoops top prize in seafood...

Gerard Collier, Fishermen’s Catch, Clogherhead, Co Louth, was today (24/11) awarded the title of B [ ... ]

Record Irish presence at Chinese Seafood Expo

Eleven Irish seafood companies are exhibiting on the Irish Pavilion organised by Bord Bia at China S [ ... ]

Beara Seafoods scoops Seafood Innovation Award

A West Cork seafood company is the 2014 winner of the Seafood Innovation Award which was presented a [ ... ]

Seaweed conference update

Announcing the details of Farmed Irish Seaweed: An Ocean Wonder Food?, Donal Maguire, Director of  [ ... ]

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

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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’  [ ... ]

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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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