1st August
Seafood industry urged to embrace ambition and innovation

Ireland's seafood industry could be generating €2 billion a year in total revenues and supporting up to 11,000 jobs by 2025 - but only if it develops critical mass and scale; implements innovation and succeeds in attracting new talent, a conference of seafood leaders and investors heard recently. Addressing the BIM-organised Leadership and Scale conference, Eddie Power of Green Isle Foods said that such optimistic predictions were "realistic and achievable. All that's necessary is amibition and the will to do it." Donal Buckley, BIM; Vincent Carton, Manor Farm Poultry; David McWilliams, event chairman and Eddie Power, Green Isle Foods Full story see June/July issue from May 30

Seafood industry urged to embrace ambition and innovation
Seafood trail on the Wild Atlantic Way
Seafood trail on the Wild Atlantic Way

Ireland's seafood development agency and tourism agency have joined forces to create a dedicated seasfood trail on the Wild Atantic Way. Initally focussing on a stretch f [ ... ]

Ombudsman orders DAFM to release salmon farm accident report
Ombudsman orders DAFM to release salmon farm accident report

The Ombudsman has directed the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to release the information it holds relating to the loss of more than 200,000 juvenile farme [ ... ]

'Gold Standard' awarded to west coast seafood producer
'Gold Standard' awarded to west coast seafood producer

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Learning about the environment through storytelling
Learning about the environment through storytelling

An NUI Galway Ryan Institute project will see 20 children’s books, written and illustrated by this year’s sixth class students of Galway Educate Together Nati [ ... ]

Aquaculture

Ombudsman orders DAFM to release salmon farm accident report
Marine Harvest Ireland takes aquaculture excellence award
Proposal to cap single salmon farm biomass at 7,000 tonnes
Inshore Ireland denied salmon/sea lice report from government department
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Marine Harvest Ireland takes aquaculture excellence award

Marine Harvest Ireland scooped the 'Excellence in Aquaculture' title at the inaugural Maritime Indus [ ... ]

Proposal to cap single salmon farm biomass at 7,000 tonnes

A draft Plan to increase Irish aquaculture production by 45,000 tonnes across all species by 2023, r [ ... ]

Inshore Ireland denied salmon/sea lice report from governmen...

Almost five months after Inshore Ireland first requested a copy of a significant report on interac [ ... ]

Fisheries

Recreational pot fishing consultation
'Cultural shift' essential to improve Ireland's commercial fishing safety record
Lobster guide to enhance best practice and quality
Limited scallop season for Blacksod Bay to protect sensitive habitats
Recreational pot fishing consultation

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'Cultural shift' essential to improve Ireland's commercial f...

A report on safety, training and employment in the Irish fishing industry recommends a ‘signif [ ... ]

Lobster guide to enhance best practice and quality

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Limited scallop season for Blacksod Bay to protect sensitive...

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Coastal / Island News

'Islanders' - a forgotten way of life
Funding crisis for non-Gaeltacht Islands
Ireland’s environment minister is urged to reverse potential death knell of offshore islands
Urban beach at Dún Laoghaire gets green light
'Islanders' - a forgotten way of life

From Arranmore in Co Donegal, to Whiddy Island in Cork via Inisturk in Co Mayo, a new four-part seri [ ... ]

Funding crisis for non-Gaeltacht Islands

A spokesman for the non-Gaeltacht Community Development Projects (CDPs) has lashed out at a governme [ ... ]

Ireland’s environment minister is urged to rever...

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Urban beach at Dún Laoghaire gets green light

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

Book reviews

The Sinking of the Lusitania - unravelling the mysteries
The Limerick Flood of 2014
Shackleton - By Endurance we Conquer
Where to eat and stay on the Wild Atlantic Way
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,  [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

Environment News

UNESCO 'biosphere status' for Dublin Bay
Ireland criticised for insufficient climate policy
Budget 2015: environmental bodies 'cautiously' welcome marine measures
Merger of State agencies EPA and RPII
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Ireland criticised for insufficient climate policy

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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 [ ... ]

Research / Development

Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance reveals seabed secrets
Beaufort on course for summer opening
 Horizon 2020 funding goes to Irish marine researchers
Robots navigate underwater obstacle course
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A multi-national team of European, Canadian, and American ocean exploration experts lead by Thomas F [ ... ]

Beaufort on course for summer opening

The 'topping out' ceremony marking a construction milestone of the Beaufort Centre in Ringaskiddy, C [ ... ]

Horizon 2020 funding goes to Irish marine researchers

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Robots navigate underwater obstacle course

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

Seafood Business

'Gold Standard' awarded to west coast seafood producer
Next generation encouraged to pursue seafood career
'Food from the Sea' attracts strong speaker lineup
Food from the sea on the platter of a major maritime festival
'Gold Standard' awarded to west coast seafood prod...

Carr & Sons Seafood Ltd has achieved 'Grade A' accreditation with the British Retail Consortium  [ ... ]

Next generation encouraged to pursue seafood caree...

BIM, Ireland’s seafood development agency, has launched a social media campaign calling on you [ ... ]

'Food from the Sea' attracts strong speaker lineup...

A breakout session at Our Ocean Conference (July 10) will discuss the potential for Irelan [ ... ]

Food from the sea on the platter of a major mariti...

Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board and BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, will be showcasi [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

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

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

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Your View / Comment

Is Freedom of Information really what it says it is?
Why is a publicly-funded document not available in Ireland?
Highest level recognition of marine resource potential
Pontoons and harbour walls, and the joys of sharing
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