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There was a silver medal for Gary O’Donovan in the Men’s lightweight single
Rowing Ireland’s first outing since the Olympic Games and World Championships last year took place this weekend. The event is held at the Italian national Centre in Piediluco The memorial Paolo d’Aloja International Regatta was established to honour the memory…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is looking for recreational sea anglers to take part in a citizen science project to help understand the health of fish stocks in Irish coastal waters. By providing catch information, anglers can play their role in…
L to R: Jim O’Toole, CEO BIM with Dominic Rihan, Economics and Strategic Services Director, BIM at the launch of BIM’s Business of Seafood Report.
In its annual Business of Seafood Report, Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) announced that the Irish seafood economy grew by 15% in 2021, to €1.26bn. Despite the dual challenges of Brexit and Covid-19, the industry recovered from the trading difficulties experienced…
File image of the ESB’s Ardnacrusha hydroelectric plant on the River Shannon
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) says it would welcome a review of turbine operations at the Ardnacrusha power plant around the peak time for eel migrations. The statement comes following the publication of its investigation into a report of a fish…
The Ingrid Majala trawler
The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority row with fishing processors and exporters in Killybegs in County Donegal intensified after a second international vessel disputed the State agency’s fish weighing requirements for landings. After the Danish Maja left with its catch of…
Minister for the Marine Charlie McConalogue met with Annick Girardin, the French Minister of the Sea in Paris
Irish Minister for the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D. today (6th April) met with his French counterpart, Annick Girardin, the French Minister of the Sea, in Paris. The primary focus of the meeting was to discuss Minister McConalogue’s case to provide…
The IFA aquaculture conference and annual general meeting includes a mussel workshop hosted by BIM.
Shellfish and fish farmers are due to gather in Westport, Co Mayo today (Thursday, April 7) for the IFA aquaculture conference and annual general meeting. Speakers from the aquaculture industry, Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Bord Bia and the Marine Institute…
Peter Scott, Water Safety Officer (left) and Caolan on behalf of Blue Green Yonder who along with Trevor Forster organised the event.
The RNLI in Carrybridge and Enniskillen on Lough Erne received a donation of £1500 from Wild Blue Green Yonder following a charity swim around Castle Island in Enniskillen. The swim was held in September as part of the Festival Lough Erne…
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Waterways Ireland has issued advisories for masters on Lough Erne in Northern Ireland over two angling events in the area taking place next weekend. On Lower Lough Erne, the Ulster Trout Angling Championship will take place on Saturday 9 April.…
The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority has acknowledged that the Master of the Danish Fishing Vessel MV Ruth objected to the SFPA's process for weighing upon landing, at Killybegs in County Donegal on Thursday, March 31st. In a statement, the Authority…
Caitlin Ui Aodha, fishing vessel owner from Helvick
The devastating invasion of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin’s forces has focused minds on reducing energy dependence on Russia, with Ireland Inc gearing up to be the “Saudi Arabia” of offshore renewable. However, the Government’s delay in setting up a liaison…
Seafood writer Mairín Uí Chomáín (right) receiving an honorary fellowship from GMIT president Dr Orla Flynn
A leading seafood writer has been awarded an honorary fellow by Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. Máirín Uí Chomáin is an educator, author, food activist, and a former chairperson of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild. She is also a long-standing member…
The Danish fishing vessel MV Ruth, arrived to land 1,270 tonnes of blue whiting for local processing and export to Africa but left port with the fish still aboard.
The Chairman of the Irish Fishing & Seafood Alliance has accused the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority of causing serious losses and the temporary closure of a processing factory in Killybegs. The Danish fishing vessel MV Ruth, arrived to land 1,270…
Victims of the fish kill on the Claggan River near Cookstown
Anglers in Northern Ireland have described a “massacre” on a Co Tyrone river after a slurry spill resulted in a major fish kill incident, prompting an official investigation into the source. The spill on the Claggan River was discovered last…
Irish South and West Fish Producers’ Organisation CEO Patrick Murphy
The Irish South and West Fish Producers’ Organisation has advised its members not to sign up to the Irish Fishing Master Register. “This is akin to what happened in South Africa in the 1950s and also in Germany in the…
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) says a new control plan is expected to come into effect on May 1st. This is subject to approval by the European Commission, which withdrew Ireland’s control plan for weighing fish catches a year ago…

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