9th February
'Battle won but war continues' against open net salmon farming

BIM has withdrawn its licence application for a salmon farm in Galway Bay because the proposed production capacity exceeds the maximum annual harvest for individual farms as recommended in the government’s new strategic plan for sustainable aquaculture. INFOMAR data of Galway Bay   The seafood development agency’s chief executive, Tara McCarthy, said her board had taken “swift and decisive action” on December 21 to match the agency’s activities to the new Plan. She added they would now “re-assess delivery of this project in the context of the new operating environment and examine the operational and commercial impacts, which would take time and a significant amount of engagement and consultation”. The Federation of Salmon and Trout Anglers (FISSTA) which opposed the project from the beginning is skeptical of the reason given by BIM for acting now. “BIM says it withdrew the licence application because the new strategy reviews the production capacity of individual farms. But the real reason is because of the strength of public objections emanating from our public awareness events,” Noel Carr, FISSTA’s secretary told Inshore Ireland. FULL STORY: Winter 2016 edition   

'Battle won but war continues' against open net salmon farming
Earth observation satellites to identify fishing zones
Earth observation satellites to identify fishing zones

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€18m for development and storm repairs at Ireland’s fishery harbours
€18m for development and storm repairs at Ireland’s fishery harbours

Announcing the 2016 investment package, Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine said he was “setting aside” €16m towards safety, mai [ ... ]

Aquaculture

'Battle won but war continues' against open net salmon farming
ÓCuív refuses to back call to boycott farmed salmon
Licensing and regulation continue to hamper full potential of Ireland's oyster industry
Ombudsman's decision on SUMBAWS requires further investigation
'Battle won but war continues' against open net salmon farmi...

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ÓCuív refuses to back call to boycott farmed salmon

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Ombudsman's decision on SUMBAWS requires further investigati...

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Fisheries

Earth observation satellites to identify fishing zones
€18m for development and storm repairs at Ireland’s fishery harbours
2015 Irish fishery inspection figures
€131m in whitefish quotas for Irish fishermen in 2016
Earth observation satellites to identify fishing zones

Dublin-based app company i-enquire is currently working with the European Space Agency to determine  [ ... ]

€18m for development and storm repairs at Ireland’s fish...

Announcing the 2016 investment package, Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine [ ... ]

2015 Irish fishery inspection figures

Over 2,745 fishing vessel inspections were undertaken within the Irish EEZ during 2015, according to [ ... ]

€131m in whitefish quotas for Irish fishermen in 2016

A deal brokered in the early hours of today on next year’s fishing opportunities in European w [ ... ]

Coastal / Island News

 'School of the Year' title for Midleton college
Blue rayed limpet nursery found in unusual location
Clean Coasts - Ocean Hero Awards 2015
'Islanders' - a forgotten way of life
'School of the Year' title for Midleton college

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Blue rayed limpet nursery found in unusual locatio...

German university students studying fossil-rich rocks, seaweed diversity and honeycomb reefs on Wate [ ... ]

Clean Coasts - Ocean Hero Awards 2015

An Taisce's Clean Coasts programme has launched a call for nominations to its Ocean Hero Awards.&nbs [ ... ]

'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 [ ... ]

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

COP21: EU pressure on Ireland for a 'credible plan'
Raw, untreated sewage continues to pump into Irish water
UNESCO 'biosphere status' for Dublin Bay
Ireland criticised for insufficient climate policy
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 [ ... ]

Ireland criticised for insufficient climate policy

Ireland is failing to address climate change and is likely to miss its EU 2020 target 'by a wide mar [ ... ]

Research / Development

Irish young scientists reach Capetown on RV Polarstern
Irish young scientists reach Capetown on board RV Polarstern
World War I shipwrecks revealed
Innovation centre for Ireland's blue economy
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 [ ... ]

Innovation centre for Ireland's blue economy

Ireland’s newest co-creation space, The Entrepreneur Ship, has been opened by Simon Coveney, M [ ... ]

Seafood Business

A passion for seafood for BIM young fishmonger of the year
BIM Young Fishmonger 2016 finalists announced
SFPA launches new three-year strategy
'Gold Standard' awarded to west coast seafood producer
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 [ ... ]

SFPA launches new three-year strategy

The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority has launched its new strategy which sets out key priorities f [ ... ]

'Gold Standard' awarded to west coast seafood prod...

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

Renewable Energy

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