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#Fishing

From TheJournal.ie 'This will not be tolerated': Fishermen vow to fight introduction of penalty points system Fishing

'This will not be tolerated': Fishermen vow to fight introduction of penalty points system

The government has previously tried to implement the points system – in 2014, 2016 and 2018 – failing each time.

From TheJournal.ie New Bill aims to 'draw some good' out of a tragic boating accident that left two men dead Fishing

New Bill aims to 'draw some good' out of a tragic boating accident that left two men dead

John O’Brien and Patrick Esmonde died off Helvick Head, Co Waterford in 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Penalty points for fishermen could be rolled out to encourage 'good behaviour' and avoid fines Slap On The Wrist

Penalty points for fishermen could be rolled out to encourage 'good behaviour' and avoid fines

The EU Commission has suspended more than €6 million in funding as a result of Ireland’s failure to establish a points system.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: 'Rockall is an uninhabitable rock and is not something Ireland and Scotland should fight over' Rock On Rockall

Taoiseach: 'Rockall is an uninhabitable rock and is not something Ireland and Scotland should fight over'

The Irish and Scottish governments are in dispute over the Atlantic sea island.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says Ireland won't change its Rockall fishing policy 'on the back of a threat' from Scotland Rockall Dispute

Coveney says Ireland won't change its Rockall fishing policy 'on the back of a threat' from Scotland

Coveney said that it was important to “take the heat” out of the discussion around the disputed island.

From TheJournal.ie Irish govt rejects Scottish threat of 'enforcement action' against Irish fishing vessels near Rockall Ongoing Dispute

Irish govt rejects Scottish threat of 'enforcement action' against Irish fishing vessels near Rockall

The jurisdiction over the 12 mile area around Rockall have long been disputed.

From TheJournal.ie Bill to allow Northern Irish boats to fish off Ireland's coasts approved by Dáil Voisinage

Bill to allow Northern Irish boats to fish off Ireland's coasts approved by Dáil

Northern Ireland allows Irish boats to fish in its 0-6 mile zone off its coasts – but Ireland had no laws to reciprocate the same measure.

From TheJournal.ie Fishermen appear in Louth court after NI trawlers seized by Irish naval service Uk Trawlers

Fishermen appear in Louth court after NI trawlers seized by Irish naval service

The two trawlers were detained in Dundalk Bay by Naval Service vessel LÉ Orla.

From TheJournal.ie Irish fishing vessel detained by Naval Service off west coast Galway

Irish fishing vessel detained by Naval Service off west coast

The ship was detained for an alleged breach of fishing regulations.

From TheJournal.ie How climate change could lead to 'enormous' losses for the global fishing industry Cod

How climate change could lead to 'enormous' losses for the global fishing industry

Not limiting the global rise in temperature by 1.5 degrees Celsius could have a huge impact.

From TheJournal.ie 84 rivers to open for salmon fishing in 2019 Year Of Salmon

84 rivers to open for salmon fishing in 2019

Half of the rivers will be classified as open for catch and release.

From TheJournal.ie Large fishing trawlers banned inside six miles of Irish coast under new shake up Fishing

Large fishing trawlers banned inside six miles of Irish coast under new shake up

The restrictions will kick in in 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Migrant fishermen 'treated like modern slaves' Human Trafficking

Migrant fishermen 'treated like modern slaves'

Some work 116 hours per week, yet are only paid an average of €2.83 per hour, the High Court was told.

From TheJournal.ie Westminster committee says Irish fishermen must stay away from NI waters unless deal is done Fishing Rights

Westminster committee says Irish fishermen must stay away from NI waters unless deal is done

At present, Irish-registered vessels are permitted to fish off Northern Ireland shores.

From TheJournal.ie Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU Marine Litter This post contains videos

Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU

Some 500,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the EU end up in the sea every year.

From TheJournal.ie Eel fishermen who went out of business after Irish ban may soon receive financial support Anglers

Eel fishermen who went out of business after Irish ban may soon receive financial support

The government has opened up talks with the European Commission to set up a support programme.

From TheJournal.ie 'It doesn't give the fish a chance': Irish MEPs urged to vote against electric pulse fishing Electrocution

'It doesn't give the fish a chance': Irish MEPs urged to vote against electric pulse fishing

The practice involves dragging an electrified net across the sea floor, stunning all of the marine life in its path.

From TheJournal.ie A disputed Irish-UK territory is one of many fishing problems caused by Brexit Lough Foyle

A disputed Irish-UK territory is one of many fishing problems caused by Brexit

Both Ireland and the UK claim Lough Foyle as their own – so what fishing rules will be implemented after Brexit?

From TheJournal.ie Two men rescued from sinking fishing boat that was 'almost underwater' Dublin

Two men rescued from sinking fishing boat that was 'almost underwater'

The Skerries RNLI set out from the Laytown coast shortly after 5.30am this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland Health And Safety

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland

Half of the fatalities last year involved self-employed people.

From TheJournal.ie Over 100 Irish ships have violated a scheme that protects foreign fishermen Investigation

Over 100 Irish ships have violated a scheme that protects foreign fishermen

An investigation by The Guardian found workers on Irish trawlers were being exploited.

From TheJournal.ie 'An absolute disaster': Hundreds of fish killed in River Tolka after someone put car tyre into sewer Sewage

'An absolute disaster': Hundreds of fish killed in River Tolka after someone put car tyre into sewer

The blockage led to a manhole cover overflowing and sewage being discharged into the River Tolka.

From TheJournal.ie Transition year students are being taught a new skill - fishing Rod Stewards

Transition year students are being taught a new skill - fishing

The scheme aims to teach children fly fishing with a view to introducing them to a lifelong hobby.

From TheJournal.ie 'The system is a joke': A quarter of Irish fishing vessels caught with illegal workers Fishy Business

'The system is a joke': A quarter of Irish fishing vessels caught with illegal workers

A scheme was brought in last year to protect foreign staff – but there are claims that exploitation is still rife.

From TheJournal.ie Could Brexit make Ireland's change to Sea Fisheries rules redundant? Foreign Waters

Could Brexit make Ireland's change to Sea Fisheries rules redundant?

Britain wants to use this break from the EU to keep its shores to itself – and revive its fishing industry.

From TheJournal.ie The government wants to open up Ireland's exclusive fishing boundaries - and Senators aren't happy Muddied Waters

The government wants to open up Ireland's exclusive fishing boundaries - and Senators aren't happy

Seanad members have been debating an amendment to the Sea Fisheries Bill.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Northern Ireland boats be allowed to fish off the Republic of Ireland's coasts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Northern Ireland boats be allowed to fish off the Republic of Ireland's coasts?

The Government is planning to allow boats from Northern Ireland to fish very close to Irish shores.

From TheJournal.ie The first salmon to be caught this year in Ireland was nabbed in Fermoy Deadly Catch

The first salmon to be caught this year in Ireland was nabbed in Fermoy

The 7lb fish was caught in the River Blackwater last Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Man left in freezing shark infested water for six hours after being dragged out of boat by fish Australia

Man left in freezing shark infested water for six hours after being dragged out of boat by fish

“He was just one tiny little head bobbing in the ocean”.

From TheJournal.ie Nothing fishy here: 500 children from across Dublin have been taught how to fish City Anglers

Nothing fishy here: 500 children from across Dublin have been taught how to fish

Children from Darndale, Jobstown, Mulhuddart, Whitechurch and a number of inner city youth projects took part in the initiative.

From TheJournal.ie Filmmaker Risteard Ó Domhnaill: 'It's time for us to take ownership of our natural resources' Column

Filmmaker Risteard Ó Domhnaill: 'It's time for us to take ownership of our natural resources'

How many of us really know what is going on in our coastal communities, asks director of The Pipe, Risteard Ó Domhnaill.

From TheJournal.ie Coast Guard chopper and multiple lifeboats in search for missing fisherman Wicklow

Coast Guard chopper and multiple lifeboats in search for missing fisherman

Rescue services and local boats have been out since 9.30 this morning searching for the man.

From TheJournal.ie Three people rescued from sinking fishing trawler 20 miles off Cork coast RNLI Lifeboat

Three people rescued from sinking fishing trawler 20 miles off Cork coast

The boat had been taking on water rapidly by the time rescue arrived.

From TheJournal.ie Call for more monitoring of super trawlers after dolphin deaths Irish Coast

Call for more monitoring of super trawlers after dolphin deaths

Irish MEP Seán Kelly said people who break rules should be “dealt with”.

From TheJournal.ie Leonardo DiCaprio wants you to spy on fishermen Rat Them Trout

Leonardo DiCaprio wants you to spy on fishermen

“It gives the public an opportunity to see what is happening, even out in the middle of the ocean.”

From TheJournal.ie An American fisherman caught this rare bright blue lobster Shell Shocking

An American fisherman caught this rare bright blue lobster

The oft-cited odds of catching one are one in two million.

From TheJournal.ie MEP calls for "effective" ban on super trawlers in Irish waters Fishing

MEP calls for "effective" ban on super trawlers in Irish waters

Líadh Ní Riada said that the trawlers were not being inspected properly.

From TheJournal.ie This Irish documentary about fishing and oil is making people angry Atlantic

This Irish documentary about fishing and oil is making people angry

Risteard O Domhnaill was behind the documentary The Pipe. Now he has returned with an acclaimed documentary voiced by Brendan Gleeson.

From TheJournal.ie Fishermen rescued off Arklow coastline Wicklow

Fishermen rescued off Arklow coastline

The distress call came in shortly before 8am this morning.

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