THE village of Baltimore was celebrating recently with the opening of the newly-rebuilt clubhouse for Baltimore Sailing Club by Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine & Defence.
A European-funded project, Labelfish – the “Atlantic Network on Genetic Control of Fish and Seafood Labelling and Traceability,” has been testing shop- and restaurant-bought fish around Ireland and Europe’s Atlantic coast using DNA technology to identify whether the species printed on the label or menu is always what is being sold. As project partners, researchers at Indigo Rock Marine Research Station in Bantry, Co. Cork are working to help set
Bord Iascaigh Mhara Seafood Development Centre invests in new forming and breading technology to add value to Irish seafood
BORD Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the development agency for the Irish Seafood Sector, is leading the way in assisting Irish Seafood companies to develop innovative added value seafood products. BIM’s custom built Seafood Development Centre (SDC) based in Clonakilty has recently invested in reformed and breading technologies as the abundance of pelagic, whitefish, and other fish and shellfish species on our doorstep, presents a considerable opportunity to produce convenient, market-ready concepts
ANTI fish farm campaigners have accused Minster Simon Coveney of refusing to release the Department’s Report on the loss of 230,000 salmon in Bantry Bay last February. The decision they say, claims that the work is not completed and that the public interest would not be served by the disclosure of the Department of Marine’s Engineering Division report.
THE Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has confirmed funding of €100,000 towards the carrying out of an underwater survey on the sea bed, to ascertain the possibility for the construction of an additional deep water quay at Castletownbere. The underwater survey on the southern shore of Dinish Island will ascertain if the construction of an additional deep water quay for Castletownbere is possible.
MORE than €200,000 from a national funding allocation of €2.99 million has been allocated for West Cork piers and harbours under the 2014 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme A total of €241,750 total funding is to be allocated to West Cork for its piers and harbours. The money will be used to boost marine and leisure tourism and/or for the ongoing maintenance and development of piers and harbours.
TWO divers have died after getting into difficulties diving on a shipwreck off the West Cork coast. The dead men, aged 66 and 61 are understood to be from England.
The Weekend after next on the 12th and 13th of July Glandore Classic Boat Summer School will take place organised by the Glandore Harbour Yacht Club. Glandore is well known for its Classic Regatta that occurs every two years attracting beautiful boats from Ireland and abroad to its picturesque anchorages, the Club have organised this biennial summer school since 1993 this is the 10th edition. The school programme
POLARCUS Amani, the ultra-modern, ice-class, 3D seismic vessel arrived in the port of Ringaskiddy recently. Pat Rabbitte TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources welcomed the crew and was given a tour of the high spec seismic vessel. The 92m Polarcus Amani is about to undertake one of the largest ever 3D seismic surveys offshore Ireland, towing a seismic array behind the vessel of approx. 1.4 km width by
RNLI honours West Cork volunteers at awards ceremony in Farmleigh as charity celebrates 190th anniversary
THE RNLI annual presentation of awards took place recently at Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park. It was a special occasion as it also marked the 190th anniversary of the charity that saves lives at sea and on inland waters. The awards recognise fundraising and operational volunteers from across Ireland for their role in raising funds and awareness for the RNLI and in doing so supporting the volunteer lifeboat crews