24th November
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
Marine Institute Sampling of NW Herring Spawning Grounds
Marine Institute Sampling of NW Herring Spawning Grounds

The Marine Institute intends to obtain samples of spawning herring at the following locations: • Bills of Achill in November • Glen Head/Aranmore area in December [ ... ]

Outcome of mackerel negotiations ‘satisfactory in the short-term’ says KFO
Outcome of mackerel negotiations ‘satisfactory in the short-term’ says KFO

The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation says it is ‘satisfied’ with the outcome of the mackerel negotiations which concluded today (21/11) in Bergen. The three part [ ... ]

Seaweed - Ireland's newest farming activity
Seaweed - Ireland's newest farming activity

Seaweed farming offers Ireland the opportunity to become a producer of one of the EU's fastest growing food categories that by 2020 could boost Irish seafood sales by an  [ ... ]

Job losses ahead says fishermen's representative
Job losses ahead says fishermen's representative

In stark contrast to recent job creation announcments, the seafood sector faces job losses, Eibhlin O'Sullivan, CEO of the Irish South & West Fishermen's Producer Org [ ... ]

Aquaculture

Seaweed - Ireland's newest farming activity
ACRUNET group meets in Bristol
EU Commission says Ireland has no case to answer in sea lice complaint
Marine Harvest Ireland responds to issues raised by Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages
Seaweed - Ireland's newest farming activity

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

ACRUNET group meets in Bristol

Norah Parke, Network Coordinator Seafish, the agency that works with the UK seafood industry to pro [ ... ]

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

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

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  [ ... ]

Fisheries

Outcome of mackerel negotiations ‘satisfactory in the short-term’ says KFO
Job losses ahead says fishermen's representative
Coveney meets French counterpart to discuss shared fisheries
Northern Ireland's fisheries minister challenges proposed cut in 2015 haddock quota
Outcome of mackerel negotiations ‘satisfactory in the shor...

The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation says it is ‘satisfied’ with the outcome of the mackerel [ ... ]

Job losses ahead says fishermen's representative

In stark contrast to recent job creation announcments, the seafood sector faces job losses, Eibhlin  [ ... ]

Coveney meets French counterpart to discuss shared fisheries

Marine minister, Simon Coveney, has met his French counterpart, Alain Vidalies, to discuss shared fi [ ... ]

Northern Ireland's fisheries minister challenges proposed cu...

Northern Ireland's fisheries minister, Michelle O'Neill, has met with industry representatives and h [ ... ]

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

Robots navigate underwater obstacle course
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
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 [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

Seafood Business

Record Irish presence at Chinese Seafood Expo
Beara Seafoods scoops Seafood Innovation Award
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  [ ... ]

Castletownbere shellfish company chosen as InterT...

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

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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