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European Parliament votes on North Sea fishing regulations

September 14th, 2017 The European Parliament today voted to give the green light to plans that could end overfishing in the North Sea and ensure more secure livelihoods for fishermen. MEPs voted in Brussels today in favour of a strong North Sea multi-annual plan (NSMAP) …

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Water supplies to 700,000 consumers not meeting public health standards

September 12th, 2017 Water supplies to over 700,000 consumers require improvements to meet public health standards, a new report from Ireland’s environmental watchdog has revealed. The EPA’s Drinking Water Report 2016, published today, also indicates that Trihalomethanes (THMs), lead, and pesticides continue to be the …

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Coastwatch Seeks Volunteers For 30th Annual Coastal Survey

September 11th, 2017 Leading marine NGO Coastwatch are looking for volunteers to get involved in its annual international citizen science campaign, the Coastwatch shore survey. Currently celebrating its 30th year, the survey was first designed and run in Ireland in 1987. It now runs across …

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Marine Institute announces new shellfish safety monitoring website

August 31, 2017 The Marine Institute has launched a new user-friendly safety reporting website to provide the most up-to-date information available on shellfish and finfish production areas. The new website will provide information to regulatory authorities, producers, processors, hospitality industry, public health officials, and the general …

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Grassroots movement helping Caribbean reefs to recover

August 25th, 2017 In a rare piece of good news on the status of our coral reefs, a new report has documented the spectacular recovery of reefs in Belize thanks to a grassroots movement bringing together scientists, environmentalists, fishermen and tour operators. The Healthy Reefs …