25th October
Overwhelming support for emergency action by Connemara salmon farmer

Marine Harvest Ireland (MHI) has defended its decision to extract fresh water from a Connemara lake to treat farmed salmon in nearby sea cages for a potentially fatal gill disorder. Salmon cages at Ard Mhóir In a statement to Inshore Ireland, the company stands over its actions that involved laying above ground a 3km temporary pipeline through which freshwater was occasionally pumped from Loch an Óir to a wellboat, which in turn delivered it to the cages at Aird Mhóir.

Overwhelming support for emergency action by Connemara salmon farmer
Farmed seaweed conference update

Announcing the details of Farmed Irish Seaweed: An Ocean Wonder Food?, Donal Maguire, Director of Aquaculture Development Services with BIM said the line-up should appe [ ... ]

European Fisheries Control Agency adopts four year work progrmame
European Fisheries Control Agency adopts four year work progrmame

The EFCA has adopted its €9.2m work programme 2015-2019 which will focus on 'effective assistance to Member States and the Commission in the implementation of the refor [ ... ]

Budget 2015: environmental bodies 'cautiously' welcome marine measures
Budget 2015: environmental bodies 'cautiously' welcome marine measures

Cautiously welcoming the marine measures of Budget 2015 (see below), the Environmental Pillar warns that increase in the 'blue economy' must not come at the cost of small [ ... ]

Aquaculture

Marine Harvest Ireland responds to issues raised by Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages
Overwhelming support for emergency action by Connemara salmon farmer
Marine Harvest Ireland stands over temporary freshwater extraction from Connemara lake
Farmed salmon investigation report withheld says environmental group
Marine Harvest Ireland responds to issues raised by Galway B...

In August Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages (GBASC) issued a press release that raised serious issues  [ ... ]

Overwhelming support for emergency action by Connemara salmo...

Marine Harvest Ireland (MHI) has defended its decision to extract fresh water from a Connemara lake  [ ... ]

Marine Harvest Ireland stands over temporary freshwater extr...

Marine Harvest Ireland (MHI) has defended its decision to extract water from a Connemara lake to tre [ ... ]

Farmed salmon investigation report withheld says environment...

Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) has accused the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marin [ ... ]

Fisheries

European Fisheries Control Agency adopts four year work progrmame
Coveney secures EU measures to offset Russian ban on fishery imports
ICES advice for pelagic stocks, 2015
'Moderate' decrease in deep-sea fishing quotas for 2015-2016
European Fisheries Control Agency adopts four year work prog...

The EFCA has adopted its €9.2m work programme 2015-2019 which will focus on 'effective assistance  [ ... ]

Coveney secures EU measures to offset Russian ban on fishery...

At today's EU Fisheries Council, Ireland's marine minister Simon Coveney secured the agreement of Co [ ... ]

ICES advice for pelagic stocks, 2015

Francis O'Donnell, IFPO Mackerel: ICES proposes a catch of between 831,000-906,000MT as per the exi [ ... ]

'Moderate' decrease in deep-sea fishing quotas for 2015-2016

Total allowable catch proposals 2015-2016 for deep-sea stocks in EU and international waters in the  [ ... ]

Coastal / Island News

TDS urged to particate in Coastwatch Survey 2014
An Taisce extends photography competition deadline
Plea to public to only swim at recognised recreational areas
State sells Arramara Teo to Canadian company
TDS urged to particate in Coastwatch Survey 2014

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

An Taisce extends photography competition deadline

The deadline date for entry into An Taisce's fifth annual Love your Coast photography competition ha [ ... ]

Plea to public to only swim at recognised recreati...

The Irish Coast Guard is urging people not to engage in activities that put themselves at risk by di [ ... ]

State sells Arramara Teo to Canadian company

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

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

Cabinet recognition of Ireland’s marine resource potential
Seabed mapping applications across many disciplines
Seabed mapping data to deliver added-value across marine tourism and business sectors
Four-part series looks beneath the waves off Ireland
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 [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

Seafood Business

Sally McKenna to speak at BIM seaweed conference
Young fishmonger 2015
Farmed seaweed conference update

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

Castletownbere shellfish company chosen as InterT...

Castletownbere company, Shellfish Ireland, is the latest InterTradeIreland business ambassador, anno [ ... ]

Sally McKenna to speak at BIM seaweed conference

Seaweed specialist and food writer Sally McKenna is confirmed as a key speaker at the November confe [ ... ]

Young fishmonger 2015

Five young fishmongers from counties Louth, Dublin and Westmeath have been shortlisted for the title [ ... ]

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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