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UK: Dogger Bank scallop closure extended

UK: Dogger Bank scallop closure extended

Scallop fishing in the North Sea around Dogger Bank will be suspended for a further three weeks until 23:59 on 29 August following preliminary analysis of the state of the shellfish stock. Since the initial four-week closure was brought in on 12 July, sampling by...

Marine Notice 35 of 2020: Updated Brexit Readiness Notices

Marine Notice 35 of 2020: Updated Brexit Readiness Notices

While the United Kingdom exited the European Union on 1 February 2020, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement agreed between the EU and the UK, EU law continues to apply in and to the UK for a transition period ending on 31 December 2020. The UK has since,...

Skerries & Clogherhead RNLI respond to report of vessel on fire

Skerries & Clogherhead RNLI respond to report of vessel on fire

Skerries RNLI and Clogherhead RNLI were tasked on Wednesday night, August 5, following a 999 call to Dublin Coast Guard reporting a possible fire on board a fishing vessel off Laytown beach. Shortly before 11 pm, the volunteer crew from Skerries launched the Atlantic...

NWWAC: Landing Obligation Monitoring, Control and Enforcement

NWWAC: Landing Obligation Monitoring, Control and Enforcement

Early in July, the North Western Waters Advisory Council (NWWAC) hosted a virtual workshop on monitoring, control and enforcement of the Landing Obligation in collaboration with the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) and the North Western Waters Member States’...

First fish landed at new state-of-the-art Lerwick fish market

First fish landed at new state-of-the-art Lerwick fish market

by Hans Marter, Shetland News AS THE first fish was landed at Lerwick’s new fish market this morning (Wednesday, August 5), an industry leader hailed the new market at Mair’s Quay as a “tangible sign” of where the sector is heading after Brexit. Local trawler Sedulous...

Smell of the sea may steer seabirds to their food

Smell of the sea may steer seabirds to their food

Researchers in Ireland have shed some light on how a wide-ranging seabird tracks its prey. They showed how the species known as the Manx Shearwater searches for food in areas of ocean packed with plankton. These microscopic organisms give off a smell the seabirds can...

Minister Naughton Launches Safety on the Water website

Minister Naughton Launches Safety on the Water website

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD yesterday (July 31st) launched the newly updated Safety on the Water website: www.safetyonthewater.gov.ie Speaking at an event hosted by RNLI Galway to formally launch the new initiative—a...

Oceans of Learning celebrates our sea with success

Oceans of Learning celebrates our sea with success

Over the past 10 weeks, the Marine Institute and partners have been celebrating our seas through our Oceans of Learning series, by offering news, online activities and resources on a range of marine topics. More than 130 resources are now available on the Marine...