6th December
Maritime spatial planning to energise Ireland's 'blue economy'

“Maritime spatial planning brings together multiple users of the marine space to make informed and co-ordinated decisions about how to use marine resources in a sustainable way through the production of a comprehensive plan,” is how Minis [ ... ]

Maritime spatial planning to energise Ireland's 'blue economy'
Waterways Ireland 2017 Event Programme
Waterways Ireland 2017 Event Programme

Waterways Ireland has opened a call for 'sustainable events and activities' in 2017, in waterways and waterside communities. For the past eleven years, the organisatio [ ... ]

Fracking for shale gas poses a serious threat to the water environment
Fracking for shale gas poses a serious threat to the water environment

Sinead O'Brien Network Coordinator at Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) With a climate change denier and ardent supporter of the fossil fuel industry elected as US Presi [ ... ]

New brand identity for BIM reflects 'multifaceted industry'
New brand identity for BIM reflects 'multifaceted industry'

BIM's new brand identity unveiled at their inaugural national seafood awards, reflects four key priorities of skills, sustainability, innovation and competitiveness. ' [ ... ]

Castletownbere allocated €21m for harbour development
Castletownbere allocated €21m for harbour development

A multi-phased Harbour Integration Development Project for Ireland's premier whitefish port at Castletownbere, Co Cork, will double the length of the pier to over 400m, a [ ... ]

Aquaculture

Creed commits to independent review of aquaculture licensing
Aquaculture plays 'key role' in local employment and economy
Aquaculture in Ireland has ‘bright future’ – conference told
Irish shellfish sector demands sea-change
Creed commits to independent review of aquaculture licensing

IFA Aquaculture officers from the fish and shellfish farming sectors have met with the new Minister  [ ... ]

Aquaculture plays 'key role' in local employment and economy

A report on the sustainable development of Irish aquaculture has been welcomed by the Irish Farmers  [ ... ]

Aquaculture in Ireland has ‘bright future’ – conferenc...

Marine Minister Michael Creed has been urged to ensure “swift and measurable action” to  [ ... ]

Irish shellfish sector demands sea-change

Oyster, mussel and shellfish farmers are set to converge at an IFA Aquaculture conference in Athlone [ ... ]

Fisheries

Castletownbere allocated €21m for harbour development
Discard ban top item on December Fisheries Council
SFPA hosts information event for Ireland's fishing industry
Fisheries Local Action Groups secure funding for community projects
Castletownbere allocated €21m for harbour development

A multi-phased Harbour Integration Development Project for Ireland's premier whitefish port at Castl [ ... ]

Discard ban top item on December Fisheries Council

Ireland's marine minister Michael Creed has told the EU Fisheries Council that a solution must be fo [ ... ]

SFPA hosts information event for Ireland's fishing industry

The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) - Ireland's independent regulator for the seafishing a [ ... ]

Fisheries Local Action Groups secure funding for community p...

Coastal communities are to receive €12m to support local fisheries and aquaculture initiatives  [ ... ]

Coastal / Island News

Along Home Shores with Bobby Kerr
Spirit of Oysterhaven sails south as Portuguese man-of-war travels north
Irish Lights stamp of approval
Clean Coasts' Ocean Heros 10th anniversary
Along Home Shores with Bobby Kerr

Broadcaster and entrepreneur Bobby Kerr embarks on a journey of exploration along the shores of Irel [ ... ]

Spirit of Oysterhaven sails south as Portuguese ma...

As reports rang out of numerous sightings of Portuguese man-of-war in early October along Ireland&rs [ ... ]

Irish Lights stamp of approval

Ireland's postal service, An Post, has issued four new stamps honouring the Commissioners of Irish L [ ... ]

Clean Coasts' Ocean Heros 10th anniversary

Nominations for An Taisce’s Clean Coasts’ Ocean Hero Awards 2016 are now open, marking t [ ... ]

Book reviews

The Leenane Inspector
'At Swim' and 'Wild Swimming in Ireland'
Aquaculture & Seafood Ireland 2016
'A Taste of the Waterways' 2016
The Leenane Inspector

In the summer of 1990, James Wyatt is sent to investigate water pollution problems in Leenane in t [ ... ]

'At Swim' and 'Wild Swimming in Ireland'

  At Swim ‘Sea swimming is the great leveller, we’re all the same in a pair of  [ ... ]

Aquaculture & Seafood Ireland 2016

The bumper 72-page Aquaculture & Seafood Ireland 2016 comprises news, views, reports and pr [ ... ]

'A Taste of the Waterways' 2016

Over 100 of the best places to eat, drink and stay along 1,000km of Ireland's inland waterways, are  [ ... ]

Environment News

Fracking for shale gas poses a serious threat to the water environment
Tellus surveys north of Ireland collated in new publication
Environment includes wildlife and water protection, Minister told
Ireland faces action for failing to protect SACs
Fracking for shale gas poses a serious threat to t...

Sinead O'Brien Network Coordinator at Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) With a climate change denie [ ... ]

Tellus surveys north of Ireland collated in new pu...

Unearthed: Impacts of the Tellus surveys of the north of Ireland showcases outputs from 'the  [ ... ]

Environment includes wildlife and water protection...

Campaigners in animal costumes and body paint handed in a 14,000 strong petition at Leinster House,  [ ... ]

Ireland faces action for failing to protect SACs

The European Commission has issued a 'Reasoned Opinion' to Ireland for failing to apply appropriate  [ ... ]

Research / Development

Marine Research & Innovation Strategy 2021
Our Ocean Wealth conference 2016
Message in a bottle: the world's oldest at 108 years
Irish young scientists reach Capetown on board RV Polarstern
Marine Research & Innovation Strategy 2021

A public consultation until November 22, 2016, is seeking feedback on a new plan that sets out Irela [ ... ]

Our Ocean Wealth conference 2016

The third annual conference under the banner, 'Our Ocean Wealth' (Galway, July 1), is targeting inte [ ... ]

Message in a bottle: the world's oldest at 108 years

A postcard returned to the Plymouth Laboratory of the Marine Biological Association has been recogni [ ... ]

Irish young scientists reach Capetown on board RV Polarstern

German research vessel Polarstern has reached Cape Town, South Africa, following a five-week voyage  [ ... ]

Seafood Business

New brand identity for BIM reflects 'multifaceted industry'
Martin Howley receives posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award
Aquaculture Enterprise of the Year
Oyster farming along the northwest coast
New brand identity for BIM reflects 'multifaceted ...

BIM's new brand identity unveiled at their inaugural national seafood awards, reflects four key prio [ ... ]

Martin Howley receives posthumous Lifetime Achieve...

Thirty-eight finalists shortlisted across Skills, Sustainability, Innovation and Competitiveness cat [ ... ]

Aquaculture Enterprise of the Year

Finalists in the inaugural BIM National Seafood Awards on November 17 have been judged in four categ [ ... ]

Oyster farming along the northwest coast

An exhibition showcasing oyster farming in the northwest has opened at Lissadel House, Sligo, where  [ ... ]

Renewable Energy

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