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Inshore fishermen call for an end to ‘decades of failure’ on seal issue

Inshore fishermen call for an end to ‘decades of failure’ on seal issue

Inshore fishing representatives have called on the next government to end decades of neglect with respect the issue of seal-fishery interactions – an issue now reaching a crescendo with reports in the national media of fishermen saying they will take matters into their own hands if no action is taken by the State on the implementation of a seal management plan. The call comes following protests...

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Concerns raised over approach to assessing sustainability of stocks

Concerns raised over approach to assessing sustainability of stocks

Serious doubts have been raised about the manner in which the sustainability of fish stocks is assessed. Arbitrary targets for maximum sustainable yield (MSY) are a “political commitment rather than a biological or management necessity”, according to an expert paper...

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Explorers Education Programme is loving the ocean on Valentine’s Day

Explorers Education Programme is loving the ocean on Valentine’s Day

Global Action Plan Ireland and the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat club, share their love for the ocean on Valentine’s Day with local primary schools in Ballymun and Dun Laoghaire, Dublin as part of the Marine Institute’s Explorers Education pilot outreach...

Notices

Marine Notice No.08 of 2020: North and NW Monk and Megs Survey

Marine Notice No.08 of 2020: North and NW Monk and Megs Survey

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that the third leg of the annual Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey (IAMS2020) will be carried out from 11th April to 20th April 2020 to the north and northwest coast of Ireland by the Marine Institute in...

Events

Great raffle to win a Selva Guppy outboard motor

Great raffle to win a Selva Guppy outboard motor

In recognition of the hard work that Limerick Marine Search & Rescue Service do to support the local coastal community, Selva Dealers Marine Motors (Cork City) and DT Marine (West Cork) will run a raffle for the duration of the Irish Skipper Expo 2020 to win a new...

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Irish Skipper Expo

13-14 March 2020

Scottish Skipper Expo

15-16 May

English Skipper Expo

to be confirmed