• Former US Secretary of State to address OOW 2019

    Former US Secretary of State and presidential candidate John Kerry, will address Ireland's blue economy conference 2019.

    Described as a 'determined environmentalist' John Kerry  will share his insights on climate change and the actions required 'to sustainably and effectively manage our oceans to ensure a health…

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  • Cash injection to accelerate ocean energy development

    A European project, Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN) with a budget of €2.6m, aims to accelerate development within the ocean energy sector.

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  • Unique project to study vulnerable marine life

    SeaMonitor will study the seas around Ireland, Western Scotland and Northern Ireland to deliver the largest telemetric marine array and spatial models.

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  • Mapping app that identifies discard hotspots

    The Marine Institute has developed an online app (desktop and mobile friendly) to help the fishing industry identify areas that have consistent catch rates over multiple years. The app can used to avoid areas with high catch rates of choke species and juvenile commercial fish.

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  • Member States agree a no-deal Brexit fisheries contingency plan

    The European Commission has launched a Brexit Contingency Plan, agreed with Ireland and seven impacted Member States, which sets out how fisheries would be managed in a no-deal Brexit scenario.

    The Plan identifies mitigation measures including compensation for temporary tie-up of fishing vessels.

    In the event of a…

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