28th August
New dawn for Ireland's 2,000 strong inshore fisheries sector

Following previous failed attempts at implementing a management framework for Ireland’s inshore fisheries, marine minister Simon Coveney has launched a dedicated platform and suite of measures for this sector which comprises over 80% of Ireland’s fishing fleet. The development package consists of three parts: establishment of a National Inshore Fisheries Forum (NIFF); a funding package of €1m in 2014 and conservation measures to support lobster and shrimp stocks.

New dawn for Ireland's 2,000 strong inshore fisheries sector
Cruise business bonanza predicted for Dublin Bay 2015
Cruise business bonanza predicted for Dublin Bay 2015

Twenty-three cruise vessels are confirmed to visit Dun Laoghaire in 2015, bringing a record 66,867 passengers. With Dublin Port expecting to welome 60,751 passengers, it  [ ... ]

An Taisce extends photography competition deadline
An Taisce extends photography competition deadline

The deadline date for entry into An Taisce's fifth annual Love your Coast photography competition has been extended to the end of August in response to a "very hectic flo [ ... ]

Herring import ban to EU lifted against Faroe Islands
Herring import ban to EU lifted against Faroe Islands

  The Commission has today (18.08) repealed measures adopted against the Faroe Islands in August 2013 following their 'unsustainable fishery on Atlanto-Scandian h [ ... ]

Aquaculture

Marine Harvest Ireland stands over temporary freshwater extraction from Connemara lake
Farmed salmon investigation report withheld says environmental group
Marine Harvest signs €20m fish processing deal
Bord Iascaigh Mhara plans second fish farm off west coast
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 [ ... ]

Marine Harvest signs €20m fish processing deal

Marine Harvest Ireland (MHI) has signed a €20m deal to have its farmed organic salmon from Kilkier [ ... ]

Bord Iascaigh Mhara plans second fish farm off west coast

Irish Times (2/05) Bord Iascaigh Mhara is to seek licence approval for a second State-owned organi [ ... ]

Fisheries

Herring import ban to EU lifted against Faroe Islands
Regional Inshore Fisheries Forums seek members
ACRUNET 6th Partner Meeting in Lisbon
National Inshore Fisheries Forum autumn launch
Herring import ban to EU lifted against Faroe Islands

  The Commission has today (18.08) repealed measures adopted against the Faroe Islands in Au [ ... ]

Regional Inshore Fisheries Forums seek members

BIM, Ireland’s sea-fisheries development agency, is seeking members to participate in Regional Ins [ ... ]

ACRUNET 6th Partner Meeting in Lisbon

Norah Parke A very successful two-day meeting of the ACRUNET (Atlantic Crab Resource Users Network) [ ... ]

National Inshore Fisheries Forum autumn launch

Agreement has been reached betweeen Ireland's six Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) and the Depa [ ... ]

Coastal / Island News

An Taisce extends photography competition deadline
Plea to public to only swim at recognised recreational areas
State sells Arramara Teo to Canadian company
Launch of 'Your dog, your poop' initiative
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 [ ... ]

Launch of 'Your dog, your poop' initiative

Dublin's four local authorities have launched a summer campaign to combat dog fouling across Dublin  [ ... ]

Book reviews

East & North Coast of Ireland Sailing Directions
Own our Oil – The Fight for Irish Economic Freedom
Oileáin – The Irish islands guide
The Old Pier, Union Hall
East & North Coast of Ireland Sailing Directions

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

Own our Oil – The Fight for Irish Economic Freedom

‘Goddammit, we’re being misinformed, misled and exploited ― all over again,’ writes Eddie Ho [ ... ]

Oileáin – The Irish islands guide

Perhaps an adage too readily used is that Ireland ‘punches above its weight’; however when it co [ ... ]

The Old Pier, Union Hall

Nestled in a sheltered corner of Glandore Harbour on the spectacular West Cork coast, the fishing vi [ ... ]

Environment News

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
Red light given to EC's green light for fracking
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 [ ... ]

Red light given to EC's green light for fracking

Three hundred civil society groups from across Europe have voiced concerns over proposals by the Eur [ ... ]

Research / Development

Cabinet recognition of Ireland’s marine resource potential
Seabed mapping data to deliver added-value across marine tourism and business sectors
Four-part series looks beneath the waves off Ireland
Ireland’s marine resource potential is recognised by government
Cabinet recognition of Ireland’s marine resource potential

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

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 [ ... ]

Ireland’s marine resource potential is recognised by gover...

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

Seafood Business

Russian trade sanctions to hit Irish fish exporters
'Breading technologies' add value to Irish seafood
Innovation centre that converts seafood ideas into profitable businesses
Ireland's seafood agency supports energy saving initiative
Russian trade sanctions to hit Irish fish exporter...

Responding to a Russian announcement of trade sanctions against EU and other countries in the agri-f [ ... ]

'Breading technologies' add value to Irish seafood

The Irish sea-fisheries board (BIM) has invested in new breading technologies in response to the 'ab [ ... ]

Innovation centre that converts seafood ideas into...

When it was officially opened in October 2009, BIM’s Seafood Development Centre in Clonakilty, Co  [ ... ]

Ireland's seafood agency supports energy saving in...

Ireland's Seafood Development Agency (BIM) recently partnered with IBEC, EPA’s GreenBusiness.ie to [ ... ]

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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