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Upon the commencement of the Sea-Fisheries (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2022 on Tuesday 3 May, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine will establish and maintain a register of masters, ie the Irish Fishing Master Register (IFMR). This is to…
Robert Collins (left) and Kevin O’Farrell
Two members of St Michael’s Rowing Club in Dun Laoghaire are preparing to row across the Atlantic for a special cause — and faster than anyone has before. Robert Collins and Kevin O’Farrell are aiming to break the world record…
From left: Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue in BIM’s Coastal Training Unit at the Skipper Expo in UL Limerick with Brenda O’Riordan and Bob Walsh of BIM and Shane Begley, principal of the National Fishery College in Castletownbere, Co Cork
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has reported strong take-up of a new support scheme to help fishing boat owners adjust their businesses in a post-Brexit market. Under the scheme, depending on the size of their boat, grant aid of between €2,700…
The Lower River Lee in Cork city
The deadline to enter the second online lottery for ‘brown tags’ for wild salmon angling on the Lower River Lee is midnight on Friday 8 April. A further 38 brown tags will be issued on Monday 11 April, following the…
File image of the fishing fleet at Howth Harbour in Co Dublin
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue has announced a new Brexit mitigation scheme to promote the blue economy and to be delivered through the seven Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs). Announcing the scheme in his opening address at the Irish Skipper Expo…
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Owners and skippers of fishing vessels are reminded to apply for a Safe Manning Document from the Marine Survey Office at the Department of Transport. Safe manning is an important factor in the safe operation of fishing vessels and takes…
Minister for Marine Charlie McConalogue had acknowledged delays in setting up the Seafood-Offshore Renewable Energy Working Group
The Government is seeking a chair for a new seafood-offshore renewable energy working group. Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has invited applications from “suitably qualified candidates”, with a deadline of March 25th for applying. O’Brien’s department says it is “working…
Oarswoman Dr Karen Weekes celebrates her solo transatlantic success in February
Ireland’s first solo transatlantic oarswoman Dr Karen Weekes is to lead the St Patrick’s Day parade in Kinvara, Co Galway today. Weekes, who rowed into Barbados on February 24th, spent almost 81 days at sea on her 3,000 nautical mile…
The 72nd Colours Boat Race will see Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin go head-to-head on the Liffey
The 72nd Colours Boat Rowing Race between Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin will take place on Friday, 18th March for the first time in three years. The colours boat race sees Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin…
26 nursery cages were hung underneath F, G and H Pontoons at Bagor Marina and have produced a crop of Oysters
In November last year, Bangor Marina in partnership with the Ulster Wildlife Trust made plans to establish the first native oyster nursery in Northern Ireland. The earliest report of a recognised commercial oyster fishery in Belfast Lough was in the late…
A new fishing service at Warrenpoint Port from where three fishing vessels recently called at the Co Down. One of these fishing vessels availed of the new 'net' repair service.
A new service has been launched in Warrenpoint Port to support large fishing vessels in managing the inspection and repair of their nets. Due to the expanse of the quayside at Warrenpoint Port, pelagic fishing vessels (pelagic fish are species…
Ian McCurley, director of Woodland Trust NI with Graham Warke, Mayor of Derry and Strabane District Council and Loughs Agency chief executive Sharon McMahon at the launch of the TREES project
The Loughs Agency and Woodland Trust Northern Ireland have announced the launch of their new biodiversity project, TREES, within the Foyle and Carlingford catchment areas. The primary aim of the TREES project is to protect and restore vital habitats for…
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RTÉ News reports on fresh calls to update work permits for non-European workers in the Irish fishing industry. According to the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), moving migrant fishers from the Atypical Work Permit Scheme to the Critical Skills Permit…
Inland Fisheries Ireland salmon tags
In accordance with the Control of Fishing for Salmon Order 2022, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) invites applications for commercial salmon fishing licences (draft net and snap net). Application forms may be obtained from your local IFI office listed below: IFI…
For one hundred years, from 1818 until 1919, there was a large fleet of sailing trawlers based in Ringsend.
Maritime historian Cormac Lowth will present the final talk in The National Maritime Museum's winter series when he discusses the Sailing Trawlers of Ringsend on Thursday, 24th March at 7.30 pm. For one hundred years, from 1818 until 1919, there was a…
Atlantic Salmon
The Loughs Agency has made the decision to retain salmon carcass tag numbers for licence holders for the 2022 season in line with the previous year’s policy. The Agency introduced the interim policy for the 2020/2021 season whereby the number…

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