Aquaculture Remote Classroom unveiled at Our Ocean Wealth Summit
Students will be able to actively learn about how fish is produced and farmed when the new Aquaculture Remote Classroom (ARC) begins visiting national schools throughout Ireland from September onwards.
with Tom MacSweeney
WILL NAVAL VESSELS BE BASED IN KILLYBEGS?
The Government is to review the operations of the Naval Service at its Haulbowline Island headquarters in Cork Harbour because of the impact of a commercial company’s incinerator which has been described by the Department of Defence as having unacceptable implications for national strategic defence.
Fethard RNLI officially name lifeboat Naomh Dubhán in a ceremony with a strong emphasis on community
Volunteers with Fethard RNLI gathered at the lifeboat station over the weekend (Saturday 30 June) for a naming ceremony and a service of dedication for their new lifeboat Naomh Dubhán. In glorious sunshine, operations crew, fundraisers, station management, friends and supporters came along to mark the occasion.
‘Constitutional Defect’ Could Suspend Access for Irish Vessels to UK Waters Says UK Fisheries Minister
During a speech about the impact of Brexit on fisheries at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee of MPs, UK Fisheries Minister, George Eustice has said Ireland’s access to UK fishing waters could be suspended to apply pressure on the country to fix a “constitutional defect”.
Industry-led Conservation Measure for Razor Clams in the North Irish Sea Introduced
A statutory instrument to increase the minimum conservation reference size for razor clam in the North Irish Sea has been introduced. This new conservation measure, which was initiated by local fishermen, comes into effect on 1 July 2018 and means that the minimum landing size for razor clam in the North Irish Sea will be 125mm. Razor clams are typically fished in the area extending from Howth to Dundalk Bay.
"His passing leaves a great void but he can genuinely be proud of what he achieved and his understanding of the challenges facing the sector was deep-rooted and could be matched by few, if any."
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, today, 6th March 2018, launched a promotional campaign to profile the important role women play in Ireland’s Seafood Sector. The Irish Seafood Sector contributed €1.15 billion to Ireland’s GDP in 2017. However women’s participation in the industry remains low. Just over one in ten (11.7%) employees in fishing, forestry and agriculture sectors in Ireland is female. This is significantly lower than the EU average of 36.9%. ‘I am Monica Buckley and with my husband Niall Deasy I own, and run, DC Fish in West Cork. I knew little about the fisheries industry until I married into it but for over twenty years now it has become my life. With so much of my husband’s catch going overseas I set up a business adding value to the seafood - Fish Seafood Deli and between the businesses we employ over 25 people.'
A certain way to be accepted in Ireland is to beat the English. That’s what one of the world’s top yacht designers says on this edition of the maritime programme, THIS ISLAND NATION. New Zealander Ron Holland looks back on 40 years in Ireland in a wide-ranging interview in which he has a message for young people – “don’t be defeated by school exam results.” He never passed his he says! From Iceland, Dr.Simon Berrow reports on the circumnavigation of that island nation by the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group and there are reports from Irish Water Safety and Angling Ireland. THIS ISLAND NATION is presented by Marine Times Deputy Editor, Tom MacSweeney.
To mark International Women’s Day, organisers of Our Ocean Wealth Summit are delighted to confirm former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, as key note speaker for this year’s Summit taking place in Galway on Thursday and Friday, June 28th and 29th. Now in its fifth year, the Our Ocean Wealth Summit forms a key part of the Government’s integrated marine plan - Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth.
In a hard-hitting article the Chief Executive of the Irish Fish Producers’ Organisation says the inspection of foreign vessels landing into Irish ports is meaningless and that there should be an onus on the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority to ensure that such vessels can prove what quotas they have. He says that Ireland is discriminating against its own fishermen and is ignoring the need for controls on non-Irish EU vessels fishing in our exclusive zone. This is a challenge to the Minister for the Marine, the Government and the SFPA to explain their actions.
Crew of the Lia Jan at Kilmore Quay - Photo courtesy Stephen Jones www.i-fish.ie.
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