Irish Sea

  • Industry critical of Irish MPA analysis

    Industry critical of Irish MPA analysis

    3rd August 2023

    Failure to address ‘key issues’ means report has ‘significant data gaps’ Two Irish fishing industry organisations have said that a recent ecological analysis of the western Irish Sea for MPA designation ‘should not be used’ for informing offshore renewable planning.…

  • N Ireland quotas ‘plundered’ in Brexit share-out

    N Ireland quotas ‘plundered’ in Brexit share-out

    6th April 2021

    Loss of access to Irish 6-12 zone ignored Northern Ireland says that Westminster has ‘plundered’ its fishing industry in the share-out of extra post-Brexit quota among the four UK administrations announced last week – as it feared would happen, reports…

  • Rewards for reporting tagged Irish Sea cod

    Rewards for reporting tagged Irish Sea cod

    7th June 2017

    Ireland’s Marine Institute and AFBI (Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute) in Northern Ireland are offering the fishing industry a financial reward to report the capture of tagged cod in the Irish Sea, reports Pauric Gallagher. Cod are being tagged in the…

  • €1.4m Irish Sea portal project launched

    €1.4m Irish Sea portal project launched

    30th March 2017

    Pilot project set to benefit mussel industry in Ireland and Wales. Above: Benen Dallaghan (GIS Officer BIM), mussel fisherman Hugh Doyle and Shelagh Malham (Bangor University) at the launch of a €1.4m pilot project that will bring together scientific research in…

  • Encouraging outlook for Irish Sea Nephrops fishery

    Encouraging outlook for Irish Sea Nephrops fishery

    5th December 2016

    The Irish Sea prawn fishery is showing encouraging present and future signs. Above: The Kilkeel inshore prawn trawlers Jack the Lad and Children’s Hope in Eyemouth last month. Following above-average fishing on the traditional prawn grounds on the western side of…

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