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New Fisheries Control System Launched By SFPA  

New Fisheries Control System Launched By SFPA  

The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) is nearing completion of its roll-out of a major new IT system designed to support increased compliance with sea-fisheries regulations. VALID, a fully automated crosscheck system, will automatically verify data, including in real time. VALID has been developed for the SFPA and the Defence Force’s Fisheries Monitoring Centre (FMC) by the Department of...

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STARFISH project to gather small scale fisheries data

STARFISH project to gather small scale fisheries data

CLS, a global company and a subsidiary of the French Space Agency (CNES) and CNP, a European investment firm, is working with partners APC and ECR on project STARFISH to trial an innovative tracking system which will provide data on small scale fisheries (SSF). The...

Major French Protest Planned For Factory Trawler Launch Banned

Major French Protest Planned For Factory Trawler Launch Banned

French inshore fishermen are furious that a major protest to coincide with the launch party of the “Scombrus”, a pelagic factory trawler belonging to the France Pélagique company has been banned by the local council. The reason officially given is the risk of...

Fenit RNLI welcomes first female lifeboat Coxswain in Ireland

Fenit RNLI welcomes first female lifeboat Coxswain in Ireland

Denise Lynch, a volunteer lifeboat crewmember with Fenit RNLI in Kerry, has been passed out as an RNLI Coxswain. She is currently the only woman to hold the senior position on an operational lifeboat crew in Ireland and is the first woman to be appointed to the role...

French Registered Fishing Vessel Detained off the South West

French Registered Fishing Vessel Detained off the South West

The Naval Service Vessel LÉ William Butler Yeats (P63) has detained a French registered fishing vessel approximately 11 nautical miles south-west of the Blasket Islands. The detention was in relation to alleged breaches of fishing regulations. The vessel is being...

Regional

Fishermen’s lives placed in danger by Greenpeace stunt

Fishermen’s lives placed in danger by Greenpeace stunt

Greenpeace is dropping granite boulders into the North Sea, in a stunt designed to prevent fishing vessels trawling . The environmental charity says it wants to stop the practice of “bottom trawling” in the marine protected area...

Europe

Fishermen’s lives placed in danger by Greenpeace stunt

Fishermen’s lives placed in danger by Greenpeace stunt

Greenpeace is dropping granite boulders into the North Sea, in a stunt designed to prevent fishing vessels trawling . The environmental charity says it wants to stop the practice of “bottom trawling” in the marine protected area...

International

Mixed outlook for Irish Seafood. Markets remain challenging

Mixed outlook for Irish Seafood. Markets remain challenging

A mixed outlook for Irish seafood this month, with market conditions for many species remaining challenging into August – particularly so for whitefish and shellfish. According to Bord Bia’s COVID-19: Impact on Trade Report, published August 7th, oversupply issues...

Research

Climate change research in the Arctic onboard the Celtic Explorer

Climate change research in the Arctic onboard the Celtic Explorer

An Irish-led team of scientists onboard the Marine Institute’s RV Celtic Explorer returned to Galway Harbour yeasterday (16 September 2020), after 24 days in the Nordic and Greenland Seas to investigate past climate change in the Arctic region. Scientists from NUI...

Notices

Corrib Gas Field Electrical Fault Finding Investigation

Corrib Gas Field Electrical Fault Finding Investigation

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised by Vermilion Exploration & Production Ireland Limited of an electrical fault finding campaign at the Corrib subsea infrastructure. The workscope of the operation includes: Subsea Electrical Fault...

Events

A Guide to Auxiliary Power Options – Marine Applications

A Guide to Auxiliary Power Options – Marine Applications

Working vessels that need to ensure optimum profitability and power efficiently often require auxiliary power, which is achieved by using a range of solutions utilising both pump drives and PTO’s. Auxiliary power is commonly required mostly in the form of hydraulics...

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Irish Skipper Expo

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