THE Courtmacsherry lifeboat was called out on Sunday morning to go to the aid of a 90ft fishing vessel that had got into difficulties while fishing 35 miles off the coast of Seven Heads in West Cork and sought assistance. The lifeboat with a crew of seven volunteers were underway within minutes and headed to the scene of the casualty which was due south of the Old Head of Kinsale,
UNION Hall RNLI responded to its first call out on Thursday Nov 13th since becoming operational last September. Volunteers Anthony Walsh, Lee Miles and Tim Forde launched the B Class Atlantic 75 lifeboat at 12.03pm on Thursday. The lifeboat, ‘Maritime Nation’ was launched to aid two small leisure craft drifting aground at Mill Cove, Rosscarbery.
MARTIN Shanahan, renowned seafood chef, author and broadcaster, treated the five finalists of the Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Young Fishmonger 2015 competition to a master class in seafood cookery in BIM’s Seafood Development Centre, Clonakilty recently.
Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has said that the Irish fisheries sector is to benefit from a successful trade mission to China by Minister for Agriculture and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD. “The Government led trade mission to China has been really positive for our fisheries sector. Today in Qingdao city, Minister Coveney opened the opened the largest ever Irish pavilion at the China Seafood &
BORD Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) recently hosted a workshop on “Marine Litter and Derelict Fishing Gear” in the agency’s Seafood Development Centre (SDC) in Clonakilty. The main aim of the workshop was to assist the fishing industry to explore innovative ways to tackle marine litter at sea and onshore.
by Stephen Johnson Salmon Watch Ireland this weekend called for a “fundamental rethinking” of the Government’s salmon farming policy, warning that large-scale marine operations are having “catastrophic” effects on the sector.
LIADH Ní Riada, MEP for Ireland South raised her concerns regarding the proposed ban on driftnet fishing during a fisheries committee meeting in Brussels. The proposal from the European Commission would mean that a full prohibition to take on board or use any kind of driftnets would be introduced as of 1 January 2015 in all EU waters and by all EU vessels.
THE RNLI’s 45th lifeboat station in Ireland has officially been put on service at Union Hall for a trial period of two years. The station boat is now a declared search and rescue asset based at Keelbeg Pier in Union Hall. The RNLI will operate a B class Atlantic 75 lifeboat from temporary station facilities and launching from a slipway adjacent to the pier. The station’s lifeboat Maritime Nation
THE Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out at 11.25 this morning to go to the aid of a 35 ft Fishing Vessel that had encountered difficulties 31 miles south east of Courtmacsherry and just off the Kinsale Head Gas Field.
WEST Cork based environmental group Friends of the Irish Environment have threatened High Court action in their attempts to obtain the report on the escape of 230,000 salmon in Bantry Bay last February. The storm on February 1, 2014, saw a cage break loose from its mooring and upend itself into another cage at Gerahies in Bantry Bay. The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney refused to release the report