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    • Fish Health Unit Report of Activities Undertaken in 2018 and 2019

      Dore, W.; Power, A.; Kenny, E.; Bradley, F.; Cheslett, D.; White, S.; McCarthy, U.; Ruane, N. M. (Marine Institute, 2020)
      This report summarises the activities undertaken by the Fish Health Unit (FHU) of the Marine Institute (MI) in 2018 and 2019. The services of the FHU, undertaken on behalf of the State, are largely driven by European and national legislation on aquatic animal health. European Council Directive 2006/88/EC on animal health requirements for aquaculture animals lays down rules for the control of aquatic animal health within the EU. The directive is enacted in Irish Law by Statutory Instrument (SI) 261 of 2008. The MI is the Competent Authority (CA) responsible for implementation of aquatic animal health regulation in Ireland as described in these statutes. Aquatic animal health regulations in SI 261 of 2008 apply to finfish farms, shellfish farms, and put and take fisheries, and require that such aquaculture production businesses (APBs) obtain a Fish Health Authorisation (FHA) from the CA prior to operation.
    • Atlantic Seabed Mapping Roadmap

      Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AORA) (Marine Institute, 2020)
      This Vision Statement arises from the activities of the Atlantic Seabed Mapping International Work Group (hereafter referred to as Seabed Mapping Group), and is conducted through the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AORA) between Canada, the European Union and the United States of America. The progress and vision towards achieving a baseline seabed and habitat map of the Atlantic Ocean, was presented at the All Atlantic Ocean Research Forum, 6-7 February, 2020, in Brussels, Belgium. A diverse group of stakeholders participated in this work and the outcome summarised here is a result of extensive consultation with workshop and meeting participants, as well as others that were invited to comment on the work as it progressed. The Seabed Mapping Group has, in the last five years, defined and tested all the necessary steps to map the previously uncharted seafloor of the Atlantic Ocean. With the onset of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, the Seabed Mapping Group calls on the international leaders to provide the resources and framework necessary to achieve this ambitious goal, in order to deliver on their commitment to the Galway and Belém Statements. Creating an accurate fact based map of the Atlantic seafloor is essential for the sustainable use of our ocean, and will greatly help us to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal.
    • INFOMAR Survey Report CV18_01, Celtic Sea

      Sheehan, Kevin; INFOMAR Survey Team (Marine Institute, 2018-12-13)
      The 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 this has continued from 2006 to present day under the INtegrated mapping FOr the sustainable development of Irelands MArine Resource (INFOMAR) programme. INFOMAR is a joint venture between the GSI and the MI. The INSS was one of the largest marine mapping programmes ever undertaken globally, with a focus on deep water mapping. INFOMAR is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE). 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. Figure 1 shows the extent of the continental shelf mapped area under INSS and INFOMAR and the outstanding areas as of January 2018. Grey have already been mapped, blue and coloured hatched areas are unmapped. As of 2018 the remaining survey area has been split at the 30 nautical mile limit (Nm). The inshore survey fleet, managed by GSI is responsible for mapping inshore of the 30Nm limit and the MI vessels are responsible for mapping the offshore. Outstanding survey areas are defined into gridded survey units known as INFOMAR Survey Units (ISUs). ISUs are all 1000 km2 in size and are uniquely identifiable by a letter on the x axis and number on the y axis. Each ISU is coloured in a shade of blue which indicates the modal water depth in that ISU. Colour scales are used, to denote the three depth bands; 50 to 100m, 100 to 150m and 150m plus.
    • Annual Report 2018 (Irish version)

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2020)
    • Annual Report 2018

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2020)
    • My Explorers Seashore Guide Workbook

      Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2020)
      In Ireland we are surrounded by so many different types of beaches ranging from sandy to shingle shores, as well as mudflats to rocky shore lines. This makes it extremely exciting exploring all of the amazing animals, seaweeds, plants and creatures that live there. This book was created to help you become a seashore explorer. The book can be used on the shore or in the classroom to help gather and document all of the stuff you discover on the shore. As part of becoming a seashore explorer we have also teamed up with the National Biodiversity Data team to help them identify and locate seashore animals and seaweeds around Ireland.
    • Shellfish Stocks and Fisheries Review 2019: an assessment of selected stocks

      Marine Institute; Bord Iascaigh Mhara (Marine Institute, 2020)
      This review presents information on the status of selected shellfish stocks in Ireland. In addition, data on the fleet and landings of shellfish species (excluding Nephrops and mussels) are presented. The intention of this annual review is to present stock assessment and management advice for shellfisheries that may be subject to new management proposals or where scientific advice is required in relation to assessing the environmental impact of shellfisheries especially in areas designated under European Directives. The review reflects the recent work of the Marine Institute (MI) in the biological assessment of shellfish fisheries and their interaction with the environment. Stock status and exploitation status indicators are presented, where estimated, as a contribution to the assessment of Good Environmental Status (GES) of shellfish for Descriptor 3 (Commercial Fisheries) of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Mitigation measures to protect habitats within Natura 2000 sites, which have been developed in response to Habitats Directive Article 6 assessments and in consultation with the industry, are summarised. The competent authority for the management of these sites is the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government oversees the implementation of the MSFD in Ireland. The information and advice presented here for shellfish is complementary to that presented in the MI Stock Book on demersal and pelagic fisheries. Separate treatment of shellfish is warranted as their biology and distribution, the assessment methods that can be applied to them and the system under which they are managed, all differ substantially to demersal and pelagic stocks.
    • National Survey of Sea Lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis Krøyer and Caligus elongatus Nordmann) on Fish Farms in Ireland – 2019

      O’Donohoe, P.; Kane, F.; Kelly, Suzanne; D'Arcy, J.; Casserly, Joanne; Downes, Jamie K.; McLoughlin, S.; Ruane, N.M.; Jackson, D. (Marine Institute, 2020)
      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:  To provide an objective measurement of infestation levels on farms.  To investigate the nature of infestations.  To provide management information to drive the implementation of control and management strategies.  To facilitate further development and refinement of this strategy. The sea lice control and management strategy has five principal components:  Separation of generations.  Annual fallowing of sites.  Early harvest of two-sea-winter fish.  Targeted treatment regimes, including synchronous treatments.  Agreed husbandry practices.
    • Implementation of a Data Management Quality Management Framework at the Marine Institute, Ireland

      Leadbetter, Adam; Carr, Ramona; Flynn, Sarah; Meaney, Will; Moran, Siobhan; Bogan, Yvonne; Brophy, Laura; Lyons, Kieran; Stokes, David; Thomas, Rob (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2019)
      The International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-IODE) released a quality management framework for its National Oceanographic Data Centre (NODC) network in 2013. This document is intended, amongst other goals, to provide a means of assistance for NODCs to establish organisational data management quality management systems. The IOC-IODE’s framework also promotes the accreditation of NODCs which have implemented a Data Management Quality Management Framework adhering to the guidelines laid out in the IOC-IODE’s framework. In its submission for IOCE-IODE accreditation, Ireland’s National Marine Data Centre (hosted by the Marine Institute) included a Data Management Quality Management model; a manual detailing this model and how it is implemented across the scientific and environmental data producing areas of the Marine Institute; and, at a more practical level, an implementation pack consisting of a number of templates to assist in the compilation of the documentation required by the model and the manual.
    • INFOMAR Survey Report CV19_01, Celtic Sea

      Sheehan, K.; Sacchetti, F; INFOMAR Survey Team (Marine Institute, 2020-02-03)
      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 this continued from 2006 to present day under the INtegrated mapping FOr the sustainable development of Irelands MArine Resource (INFOMAR) programme. INSS 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 Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE). 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. Figure 1 shows the extent of the continental shelf mapped area under INSS and INFOMAR and the outstanding areas as of January 2019. Grey have already been mapped, blue, white and coloured hatched areas are unmapped. As of 2018 the remaining survey area has been split at the 30 nautical mile limit (Nm). The inshore survey fleet, managed by GSI is responsible for mapping inshore of the 30Nm limit and the MI vessels are responsible for mapping the offshore. Survey areas are defined into gridded survey units known as INFOMAR Survey Units (ISUs). ISUs are all 1000 km2 in size and are uniquely identifiable by a letter on the x axis and number on the y axis. Each ISU is coloured in a shade of blue which indicates the modal water depth in that ISU. Colour scales are used, to denote the three depth bands; 50 to 100m, 100 to 150m and 150m plus.
    • Report of the Sea and Inland Fisheries, 1976

      An Roinn Iascaigh agus Foraoiseachta (Department of Fisheries and Forestry) (Dublin: The Stationery Office, 1976)
      Annual report for 1976
    • Report of the Sea and Inland Fisheries, 1975

      An Roinn Iascaigh (Department of Fisheries) (Dublin: The Stationery Office, 1975)
      Annual report for 1975
    • Report of the Sea and Inland Fisheries, 1974

      An Roinn Talmhaiochta agus Iascaigh, Fo-Roinn Iascaigh (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Fisheries Division) (Dublin: The Stationery Office, 1974)
      Annual report for 1974
    • Report of the Sea and Inland Fisheries, 1973

      An Roinn Talmhaiochta agus Iascaigh, Fo-Roinn Iascaigh (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Fisheries Division) (Dublin: The Stationery Office, 1973)
      Annual report for 1973
    • Report of the Sea and Inland Fisheries, 1972

      An Roinn Talmhaiochta agus Iascaigh, Fo-Roinn Iascaigh (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Fisheries Division) (Dublin: The Stationery Office, 1972)
      Annual report for 1972
    • Report of the Sea and Inland Fisheries, 1971

      An Roinn Talmhaiochta agus Iascaigh, Fo-Roinn Iascaigh (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Fisheries Division) (Dublin: The Stationery Office, 1971)
      Annual reports for 1971
    • Report of the Sea and Inland Fisheries, 1970

      An Roinn Talmhaiochta agus Iascaigh, Fo-Roinn Iascaigh (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Fisheries Division) (Dublin: The Stationery Office, 1970)
      Annual report for 1970
    • Report of the Sea and Inland Fisheries, 1969

      An Roinn Talmhaiochta agus Iascaigh, Fo-Roinn Iascaigh (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Fisheries Division) (Dublin: The Stationery Office, 1969)
      Annual report for 1969
    • Report of the Sea and Inland Fisheries, 1968

      An Roinn Talmhaiochta agus Iascaigh, Fo-Roinn Iascaigh (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Fisheries Division) (Dublin: The Stationery Office, 1968)
      Annual report for 1968
    • Report of the Sea and Inland Fisheries, 1967

      An Roinn Talmhaiochta agus Iascaigh, Fo-Roinn Iascaigh (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Fisheries Division) (Dublin: The Stationery Office, 1967)
      Annual report for 1967