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  • Fish Health Unit Report of Activities Undertaken in 2023

    Geoghegan, F.; Kenny, E.; O’ Kane, Patricia; Shipton, Megan; Farragher, E.; Cheslett, D.; White, S.; Griffin, Bogna (Marine Institute, 2023-06)
    This report summarises the activities undertaken by the Fish Health Unit of the Marine Institute in 2023. Regulation (EU) 2016/429 lays down the rules for the prevention and control of animal diseases which are transmissible to animal or humans and the Marine Institute is the Competent Authority responsible for implementation of this regulation in Ireland. The purpose of this report is to provide all stakeholders with an improved understanding of the operations of the Marine Institute in fish health, and the findings encountered by the Fish Health Unit in 2023.
  • TC23_01 INFOMAR Survey Report

    Sheehan, Kevin; INFOMAR Survey Team (Marine Institute, 2024-01)
    Geological Survey Ireland (GSI) and Marine Institute (MI) conducted seabed mapping between 2003 and 2005 under the auspices of the Irish National Seabed Survey (INSS) and mapping continued from 2006 to present day under the INtegrated mapping FOr the sustainable development of Irelands MArine Resource (INFOMAR) programme. INSS, which commenced in 1999 under the GSI was one of the largest marine mapping programmes ever undertaken globally, with a focus on deep water mapping. INFOMAR is a joint venture between the GSI and the MI and is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC). INFOMAR Phase 1, 2006 to 2015 focused on mapping 26 priority bays and 3 priority areas around Ireland and creating a range of integrated mapping products of the physical and biological features of the seabed in those areas. INFOMAR Phase 2, 2016 to 2026 intends to map the remainder of Ireland’s entire seabed.
  • TC23_02 INFOMAR Survey Report

    Sheehan, Kevin; INFOMAR Survey Team (Marine Institute, 2024-01)
    Geological Survey Ireland (GSI) and Marine Institute (MI) conducted seabed mapping between 2003 and 2005 under the auspices of the Irish National Seabed Survey (INSS) and mapping continued from 2006 to present day under the INtegrated mapping FOr the sustainable development of Irelands MArine Resource (INFOMAR) programme. INSS, which commenced in 1999 under the GSI was one of the largest marine mapping programmes ever undertaken globally, with a focus on deep water mapping. INFOMAR is a joint venture between the GSI and the MI and is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC). INFOMAR Phase 1, 2006 to 2015 focused on mapping 26 priority bays and 3 priority areas around Ireland and creating a range of integrated mapping products of the physical, chemical and biological features of the seabed in those areas. INFOMAR Phase 2, 2016 to 2026 intends to map the remainder of Ireland’s entire seabed.
  • Newport Research Facility, Annual Report No. 48, 2003

    Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2004)
    This report represents a continuation of the scientific aspects of the Annual Reports published by the Salmon Research Agency of Ireland, now integrated into the Fisheries Ecosystem Advisory Services Group (FEAS) of the Marine Institute. The data presented creates a unique record of fish rearing and wild fish census data for the past 50 years. This data is an essential component in the local, regional and national management of salmon, sea trout and eel and is becoming ever more valuable in the light of increasing pressures on natural stocks, such as exploitation, habitat degradation and global climate change scenarios. The fish monitoring facilities in Newport, along with the reared and ranched salmon stocks held in Burrishoole, are also essential for supporting projects such as development of novel enhancement techniques, alternative stocks and ranching and evaluation of interactions between farmed, ranched and wild strains. An expanding programme in the Burrishoole system is including ecological and genetics research into eel, sticklebacks and stock dynamics of juvenile salmonids and eels.
  • TC23_03 INFOMAR Survey Report

    Sheehan, Kevin; INFOMAR Survey Team (Marine Institute, 2024-04)
    Geological Survey Ireland (GSI) and Marine Institute (MI) conducted seabed mapping between 2003 and 2005 under the auspices of the Irish National Seabed Survey (INSS) and mapping continued from 2006 to present day under the INtegrated mapping FOr the sustainable development of Irelands MArine Resource (INFOMAR) programme. INSS, which commenced in 1999 under the GSI was one of the largest marine mapping programmes ever undertaken globally, with a focus on deep water mapping. INFOMAR is a joint venture between the GSI and the MI and is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC). INFOMAR Phase 1, 2006 to 2015 focused on mapping 26 priority bays and 3 priority areas around Ireland and creating a range of integrated mapping products of the physical and biological features of the seabed in those areas. INFOMAR Phase 2, 2016 to 2026 intends to map the remainder of Ireland’s entire seabed.
  • Newport Research Facility, Annual Report No. 49, 2004

    Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2005)
    This report represents a continuation of the scientific aspects of the Annual Reports published by the Salmon Research Agency of Ireland, now integrated into the Fisheries Ecosystem Advisory Services Group (FEAS) of the Marine Institute. The data presented creates a unique record of fish rearing and wild fish census data for the past 50 years. This data is an essential component in the local, regional and national management of salmon, sea trout and eel and is becoming ever more valuable in the light of increasing pressures on natural stocks, such as exploitation, habitat degradation and global climate change scenarios. The fish monitoring facilities in Newport, along with the reared and ranched salmon stocks held in Burrishoole, are also essential for supporting projects such as development of novel enhancement techniques, alternative stocks and ranching and evaluation of interactions between farmed, ranched and wild strains. An expanding programme in the Burrishoole system is including ecological and genetics research into eel, sticklebacks and stock dynamics of juvenile salmonids and eels.
  • Newport Research Facility, Annual Report No. 62, 2017

    Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2018)
    This report represents a continuation of the scientific aspects of the Annual Reports published by the Salmon Research Agency of Ireland, now integrated into the Fisheries Ecosystem Advisory Services Group (FEAS) of the Marine Institute. The data presented creates a unique record of fish rearing and wild fish census data for the past 50 years. This data is an essential component in the local, regional and national management of salmon, sea trout and eel and is becoming ever more valuable in the light of increasing pressures on natural stocks, such as exploitation, habitat degradation and global climate change scenarios. The fish monitoring facilities in Newport, along with the reared and ranched salmon stocks held in Burrishoole, are also essential for supporting projects such as development of novel enhancement techniques, alternative stocks and ranching and evaluation of interactions between farmed, ranched and wild strains. An expanding programme in the Burrishoole system is including ecological and genetics research into eel, sticklebacks and stock dynamics of juvenile salmonids and eels.
  • Newport Research Facility, Annual Report No. 61, 2016

    Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2017)
    This report represents a continuation of the scientific aspects of the Annual Reports published by the Salmon Research Agency of Ireland, now integrated into the Fisheries Ecosystem Advisory Services Group (FEAS) of the Marine Institute. The data presented creates a unique record of fish rearing and wild fish census data for the past 50 years. This data is an essential component in the local, regional and national management of salmon, sea trout and eel and is becoming ever more valuable in the light of increasing pressures on natural stocks, such as exploitation, habitat degradation and global climate change scenarios. The fish monitoring facilities in Newport, along with the reared and ranched salmon stocks held in Burrishoole, are also essential for supporting projects such as development of novel enhancement techniques, alternative stocks and ranching and evaluation of interactions between farmed, ranched and wild strains. An expanding programme in the Burrishoole system is including ecological and genetics research into eel, sticklebacks and stock dynamics of juvenile salmonids and eels.
  • International Blue Whiting Spawning Stock Survey (IBWSS) Spring 2024

    Marine Institute; Wageningen Marine Research; Institute of Marine Research; Faroe Marine Research Institute; Danish Institute for Fisheries Research; Spanish Institute of Oceanography; Thünen Institute (Marine Institute, 2024)
    Coordination of the survey was initiated at the meeting of the Working Group on International Pelagic Surveys (WGIPS) in January 2024 and continued by correspondence until the start of the survey. During the survey, effort was refined and adjusted by the survey coordinator (Norway) using real time observations.
  • National Survey Of Sea Lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis Krøyer and Caligus elongatus Nordmann) on Fish Farms in Ireland – 2023

    D'Arcy, J.; Kelly, Suzanne; McDermott, Tom; Casserly, Joanne; Power, Ayesha; Waters, Catherine; O’Donohoe, P.; Ruane, Neil M. (Marine Institute, 2024)
    Farmed stocks of Atlantic salmon in Ireland are inspected on 14 occasions throughout the year to monitor sea lice levels as part of a national programme. Sea lice are a naturally occurring parasite found on marine fish, including salmonids. They are small ecto-parasitic copepod crustaceans and there are approximately 559 species. The objectives of the National Sea Lice Monitoring Programme are: <br>To provide an objective measurement of infestation levels on farms. <br> To investigate the nature of infestations. <br> To provide management information to drive the implementation of control and management strategies. <br> To facilitate further development and refinement of this strategy. <br>The sea lice control and management strategy has five principal components: <br> Separation of generations. <br> Annual fallowing of sites. <br> Early harvest of two-sea-winter fish. <br> Targeted treatment regimes, including synchronous treatments. <br> Agreed husbandry practices.
  • Explorers FinTastic Sharks+ Teacher's Planning Guide—Delivering a FinTastic Sharks+ Project with your Class

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2024-05)
    TThe 'Explorers FinTastic Sharks+ Teacher's Planning Guide—Delivering a FinTastic Sharks+ Project with your Class' provides an introduction to the Explorers FinTastic Sharks+ resources, with links to the information book, children's workbook, activity sheet, presentations, identification key, and poster. A table with cross-curricular lesson plans and links to the Irish Primary School Curriculum Framework (2023) competencies and skills is provided to guide lessons that could be carried out in class and on the shore.
  • FIN-TASTIC SHARKS+ Pups and Mermaids Purses Class Presentation

    McCrea, Mona; Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2024-01)
    Explorers Fin-Tastic Sharks+ Pups and Mermaid's Purses for the class presentation introduces children to how sharks and skates are born.
  • Explorers Fin-Tastic Sharks+ An Introduction to Elasmobrachs Class Presentation

    McCrea, Mona; Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2024-01)
    This PowerPoint presentation, 'Explorers Fin-Tastic Sharks+ An Introduction to Elasmobranchs Class Presentation,' is by Mona McCrea and Cushla Dromgool-Regan. The presentation is full of photos, graphics, and fun facts that aim to inform and engage everyone in our love of sharks, skates, and rays in Ireland and around the world.
  • Status and restoration of native oysters in Galway Bay 2018-2023: Final report January 2023 to the Marine Institute

    Tully, Oliver; White, Emma; Kelly, Diarmuid; O' Halloran, Gerry; Chopin, Nicolas; Daly, Patricia (Marine Institute, 2024)
    The status of native oyster populations in Galway Bay, and other areas in Ireland and Europe, has declined in recent decades. Since 2017, supported by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and the Irish Government, various projects have been undertaken to identify pathways to restoration. A number of projects to characterize the distribution and abundance of oysters in Galway Bay and post settlement growth and survival have been completed. Spat have been produced on shell (cultch) in spatting ponds for distribution to enclosures and to the seabed. Small and large scale trials to increase shell cover and spat fall in fishery order areas have been completed. Data on the prevalence and intensity of infection of oysters with the parasite Bonamia ostrea since the 1980s have been compiled and new data collected. The effects of temperature and salinity on oyster survival and feeding rates were estimated and used to identify areas of the Bay that posed high risk to oysters by combining results with a high resolution hydrodynamic model. These projects are described in this report
  • Explorers Ocean Literacy, Engagement & Impact Report 2023

    Mills, Gillian; Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Burke, Noirin (Marine Institute, 2024-04-26)
    The Explorers Ocean Literacy, Engagement & Impact Report 2023 highlights the Marine Institute Explorers Education Programme activities, which aim to promote ocean literacy in schools. The report provides qualitative and quantitative figures showing children's and teachers' engagement. The report also highlights teachers' training, student teachers' training, and the publication of resources, media and events.
  • Post breeding and wintering digital video aerial surveys of seabirds and marine mammals in coastal waters, Blasket Islands to Slyne Head: Final report December 2020 to the Marine Institute.

    HiDef Aerial Surveying Limited (Marine Institute, 2020)
    In October 2020, HiDef Aerial Surveying Limited (‘HiDef’) was commissioned by Marine Institute to undertake a programme of high-resolution digital video aerial surveys over an extended area of coastal waters off the west coast of Ireland. The core objective was to ascertain data on the distribution and population estimates of seabirds in coastal waters in the post-breeding and wintering season. In addition, data on other avian species (shorebirds and waterfowl) and marine mammals were also collected.
  • Digital Aerial Seabird and Marine Megafauna Survey West Coast of Ireland: Final reports July 2020 to the Marine Institute

    APEM (Marine Institute, 2020)
    APEM were commissioned by Marine Institute to provide digital aerial surveys of the west coast of Ireland in summer 2020. The main objective of the work was to deliver survey data and report on the outcome of the digital aerial surveys regarding seabirds and marine megafauna within the defined target area. This report describes the methodology and results of the survey.
  • Digital video aerial survey of birds in intertidal habitats of Wicklow: Final report January 2019 to the Marine Institute

    HiDef Aerial Surveying Limited (Marine Institute, 2019)
    In winter 2018/19 Marine Institute Ireland commissioned HiDef Aerial Surveying Limited (‘HiDef’) to undertake a programme of high-resolution digital video aerial marine megafauna, ornithological and human activity surveys over four sites along the east Irish coast. Specifically, the surveys were commissioned to assess common scoter Melanitta nigra numbers and distribution. In the process of collecting this data was collected relating to a number of other species present at the survey sites.
  • Digital video aerial survey of birds in intertidal habitats of Rosslare Bay: Final report January 2019 to the Marine Institute.

    HiDef Aerial Surveying Limited (Marine Institute, 2019)
    In winter 2018/19 Marine Institute Ireland commissioned HiDef Aerial Surveying Limited (‘HiDef’) to undertake a programme of high-resolution digital video aerial marine megafauna, ornithological and human activity surveys over four sites along the east Irish coast. Specifically, the surveys were commissioned to assess common scoter Melanitta nigra numbers and distribution. In the process of collecting this data was collected relating to a number of other species present at the survey sites.
  • Digital video aerial survey of birds in intertidal habitats of Gormanstown: Final report March 2019 to the Marine Institute.

    HiDef Aerial Surveying Limited (Marine Institute, 2019)
    In winter 2018/19 Marine Institute Ireland commissioned HiDef Aerial Surveying Limited (‘HiDef’) to undertake a programme of high-resolution digital video aerial marine megafauna, ornithological and human activity surveys over four sites along the east Irish coast. Specifically, the surveys were commissioned to assess common scoter Melanitta nigra numbers and distribution. In the process of collecting this data was collected relating to a number of other species present at the survey sites.

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