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Competitors in a previous Liffey Swim
The annual Liffey Swim was held in Dublin city centre on Saturday (24 September) with nearly 500 people taking part, as RTÉ News reports. Dublin Swimming Club’s Ken Dent took the men’s honours, leading from the outset and setting a…
Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy (left) do it again, winning gold and retaining their World title at the 2022 World Rowing Championships in Racice, Czech Republic
Two more medals are coming home to Ireland from the Rowing World Championship in the Czech Republic, with a Gold for the Lightweight Men's double and a Bronze for the Lightweight Women's Double. Tight racing had two crews racing in the…
File image of Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue, pictured at the launch event for Food Vision 2020
Minister Charlie McConalogue met on Friday (23 September) with representatives of the broad seafood sector covering the fishing fleet, aquaculture and processing, providing an update on progress on the implementation of the recommendations of the Seafood Task Force. Minister McConalogue…
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency has today (Friday, 23 September) announced an extension to the Brexit Voluntary Permanent Cessation ( ‘decommissioning’ scheme) for fishing vessels. The new deadline is 5pm, Friday 18 November. BIM has also announced…
Katie O'Brien wins gold for Ireland at the World Rowing Championships in the PR2 W1x division
Katie O'Brien is the 2022 PR2 W1x World Rowing Champion! The first day of the finals in the Czech Republic has got off to a good start, with a gold medal in Ireland's pocket already. O'Brien showed fierce strength from…
Just over half of fishers interviewed said they do not always wear their PFD at sea
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, has partnered up with the RNLI to deliver a series of one-day Man Overboard experiences aimed at Irish Fishers this autumn. The aim is to highlight the importance of wearing a correctly…
Issues were highlighted by Michael Mulloy from IFA Aquaculture at this week’s Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture hearing on Wednesday, September 21st
Aquaculture businesses will “no longer be profitable” without significant supports to cope with “spiralling input costs”, a Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture has heard. The issues were highlighted by a delegation from IFA Aquaculture at this week’s committee hearing on…
The Para Mixed Double of Katie O'Brien and Steven McGowen were first up to qualify for their A Final this morning
Today has been the busiest day yet for Ireland, with 11 crews racing at the World Rowing Championships in the Czech Republic. There are now five crews into the A Finals, where they will race for the medals over the…
Fair Seas Sand Art: A huge message in the sand in Co. Waterford calling for 30% of Ireland's seas to be protected by 2030 to give our species, habitats and coastal communities the opportunity to thrive. Sand Artist: Sean Corcoran, The Art Hand. Location: Kilmurrin Beach, Co. Waterford
A coalition of Ireland’s leading environmental non-governmental organisations and networks says progress is beginning to be made towards protecting some of the most vulnerable ecosystems within Irish waters. Fair Seas has welcomed a decision by the European Commission to close…
Ros-a-Mhíl harbour, where fish landings by Irish vessels are falling
Several leading Aran Island fishers have spoken of how impossible it is for family businesses to continue fishing due to Brexit-related quota losses and escalating fuel costs. Interviewed on RTÉ Radio 1 Countrywide, John and Mary Conneely outlined the struggle…
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Salmon and sea trout anglers who fished during the 2022 season are being reminded to return their logbooks and any unused gill tags at the end of the season. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is encouraging such anglers to return their angling…
A decision was made to tow the fishing vessel the short distance to Corrán, the nearest and safest pier
Achill Island RNLI went to the assistance of two local fishermen whose 21ft fishing vessel was experiencing engine difficulties this morning. The volunteer lifeboat crew were requested by Malin Head Coast Guard to go to the assistance of the two…
University of Galway expert Prof Dearbháile Morris - the current EU bathing water quality directive requires updating
Preliminary research into the impact of harmful organisms in bathing water suggests that regular sea swimmers leading a healthy life may have some protection. University of Galway expert Prof Dearbháile Morris cautions that the indications are preliminary, and require more…
Winners and organisers of the 35th Rosslare Small Boats Festival
Liverpool-based boat Nirvana won the top prize at the 35th Rosslare Small Boats Festival in Wexford last week, competing head-to-head with 30 other boats to catch the greatest number of fish species. Two boats from Howth Sea Angling Club, Shamrock…
Marine Minister McConalogue - significant funding to the seafood and marine sectors
The Government today approved submission to the European Commission of the European Maritime Fisheries & Aquaculture Fund 2021-2027 - Seafood Development Programme. The Seafood Development Programme, which will now be subject to adoption by the EU Commission, is worth up…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is hosting an online webinar this  Thursday evening 15 September as part of the public consultation process for the Great Western Lakes Management Plan. Since the public consultation was launched in August, as previously reported on Afloat.ie,…

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