• 2016 microtag recovery report : report on the coded wire tag returns for 2016

      O'Maoileidigh, N.; Bond, N.; Dillane, M.; White, J. (Marine Institute, 2017)
      This report gives recapture details of microtagged salmon recovered during 2016 commercial fishing season including broodstock. The report includes 1 and 2 sea winter recoveries, that is those fish which were released and migrated in 2015 and 2014 respectively
    • Analysis of "Independent evaluation of Sea Trout Monitoring Programme"

      Rothschild, B. (1997)
      This report reviews the independent evaluation of the Sea Trout Monitoring Programme performed by Dr. Ian G. Cowx, University of Hull Fisheries Institute dated March 1997.
    • Atlas of Commercial Fisheries around Ireland

      Gerritsen, H.D.; Lordan, Colm (Marine Institute, 2014-03)
      This “Atlas of Commercial Fisheries Around Ireland” uses informatics, the science of processing data into information, to give useful new insights into fishing activities and fisheries resources. Fishing is one of the most significant ocean uses in the waters around Ireland with around 1000 vessels active on a daily basis. More than 8 million hours of fishing effort spent annually are mapped by gear and country. Landings statistics are summarised by port. Fishing activities and landings values and volumes within the Irish Exclusive Economic Zone are estimated for 2012. Landings of the key commercial species are mapped individually and by gear. This information is put into context by maps of effort and landings at a broader European scale and by the historical time series of landings that are provided for each species.
    • Atlas of Demersal Discarding

      Marine Institute; Bord Iascaigh Mhara (Marine Institute; Bord Iascaigh Mhara, 2011)
      Societal demands to reduce discarding and other impacts associated with fishing are growing. Pressure is increasing on policy makers, fishermen and scientists to ‘do something about the discard problem’. Discarding is high on the agenda in the upcoming review of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and within the Commission, Member States and the fishing industry there is considerable discussion on appropriate management measures to mitigate discarding. In order to address the issue, fisheries should first be evaluated (audited) to identify the specific discard problems and to reference these against the available mitigation tools i.e. measures to reduce discards. This Atlas represents a first attempt at auditing Irish fisheries and proposes some options to mitigate discards. It should be emphasised that discarding occurs in all international fleets operating in the waters around Ireland and that mitigation measures must be applied to all these fleets if we are to implement a successful discard reduction policy.
    • Atlas of Irish Groundfish Trawl Surveys: Supporting fish stock assessment and new ecosystem advice

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2012)
      This Atlas presents the key results from the Irish groundfish survey programme which is carried out annually in the waters around Ireland, and the Deepwater programme conducted between 2006 and 2009. The various groundfish surveys are described together with the gear used and the areas surveyed. A short note on the biology of each species is given together with their catch length profile and growth curve (size of 1 year olds; two year olds; etc.). The abundance and distribution of the main commercial and non commercial fish species caught on the surveys are mapped, and the catches over time are plotted. Two case studies are used to illustrate the application of survey data.
    • Atlas of the Commercial Fisheries Around Ireland

      Anon. (Marine Institute, 2009)
      This Atlas reviews the fishing activity on fish stocks of relevance to Ireland that come under the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The Atlas focuses on fishing opportunities (Total Allowable Catches – TACs), landings trends, fleet activity and the state of the resource in the waters around Ireland (principally ICES Sub-areas VI and VII). The Atlas also deals with fish stocks exploited by Ireland outside Sub-areas VI and VII. Every effort has been made to use the most up to date information available on fishing opportunities, landings, effort, and on the state of the resource base. The various ICES and STECF reports and databases together with various EU Regulation should be consulted for the definitive figures and regulatory articles.
    • Atlas: Commercial fisheries for shellfish around Ireland

      Tully, O. (Marine Institute, 2017)
      Fishing is the longest standing and most prevalent marine activity in the territorial and coastal waters of Ireland. Today over 2,000 vessels are registered as commercial fishing vessels and over 80% of these are under 12m in length and depend largely or completely on the territorial waters of the state. The increased level and diversity of activity in the maritime space has highlighted the need for efficient and co-ordinated management of its use to avoid conflict and to identify, where possible, synergies both within and between sectors. These objectives are reflected in the Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) Directive which came into force in 2014 and which requires EU Member States to establish and implement maritime spatial planning (EU/89/2014). There is a need to manage and plan industrial activity, including fishing, in a spatial context. These spatial data have already been used in Ireland to assess the interaction between fisheries and Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) (www.fishingnet.ie/fishinginnaturaareas, Marine Institute 2015). The new data are presented here but the scope is restricted to Shellfish fisheries and with an emphasis on the distribution of these fisheries in internal and territorial waters.
    • Making the European Fisheries Ecosystem Plan Operational (MEFEPO) North Western Waters Atlas

      Connolly, P L; Kelly, E; Dransfeld, L; Slattery, N; Paramor, O A L; Frid, C L J (Marine Institute, 2009)
      MEFEPO (Making the European Fisheries Ecosystem Plan Operational) is a group of ecologists, economists, management experts and fisheries scientists who are trying to make ecosystem based fisheries management a reality in Europe. This Atlas is intended for policy makers, managers and interested stakeholders. Its purpose is to provide an ecosystem overview of the North Western Waters area (NWW) Regional Advisory Council (RAC) area. The Atlas includes general summary information on the physical and chemical features, habitat types, biological features, birds, mammals, fishing activity and other human activities of the NWW region. Background material on four NWW case study fisheries is presented (North East Atlantic Mackerel, Northern Hake, Dublin Bay Prawn and Scallops). This NWW Atlas was produced by the Marine Institute, Ireland as part of the EU funded MEFEPO project.
    • MEFEPO North Western Waters Atlas 2nd Edition

      Nolan, C; Connolly, P L; Kelly, E; Dransfeld, L; Slattery, N; Paramor, O A L; Frid, C L J (Marine Institute, 2011)
      MEFEPO (Making the European Fisheries Ecosystem Plan Operational) is a group of ecologists, economists, management experts and fisheries scientists who are trying to make ecosystem based fisheries management a reality in Europe. This Atlas is intended for policy makers, managers and interested stakeholders. Its purpose is to provide an ecosystem overview of the North Western Waters area (NWW) Regional Advisory Council (RAC) area. This new edition of the Atlas has been modified in response to stakeholder feedback to provide updated information on the physical and chemical features, habitat types, biological features, birds, mammals, fishing activity and other human activities of the NWW region. Background material on four NWW case study fisheries is presented (North East Atlantic Mackerel, Northern Hake, Dublin Bay Prawn and Scallops). This NWW Atlas was produced by the Marine Institute, Ireland as part of the EU funded MEFEPO project.
    • North Western Waters Atlas 3rd Edition

      Dransfeld, L.; Maxwell, H.W.; Moriarty, M.; Nolan, C.; Kelly, E.; Pedreschi, D.; Slattery, N.; Connolly, P. (Marine Institute, 2015)
      The third edition of the North Western Waters (NWW) Atlas is a joint publication between the Marine Institute and the NWW Advisory Council. This Atlas is intended for policy makers, managers and interested stakeholders and aims to provide a broad overview of the ecosystem of the NWW Advisory Council (AC) area. We have tried to make the science as clear and concise as possible, and keep technical language to a minimum. The information has been presented through a blend of text, tables, figures and images. There is a glossary of terms and a list of more detailed scientific references for those interested in following up certain issues. The first and second editions of the Atlas, published in 2009 and 2011 respectively under the MEFEPO project, were extremely well received and this new edition has been modified in response to stakeholder feedback to provide updated information on the physical and chemical features, habitat types, biological features, birds, mammals, fishing activity and other human activities taking place within the NWW region. We have received valuable contributions from non-governmental organisations, which use citizen science to collect information on the marine ecosystem around us. Whenever citizen science is used to complement the existing knowledge, this is clearly marked in the relevant sections. The North Western Waters (NWW) area is situated in the north east Atlantic off the west coast of Ireland and Scotland, and extends into the Celtic Sea, Irish Sea and the English Channel.
    • Report on the coded wire tag returns for 2001

      O'Maoileidigh, N.; McDermott, T.; Cullen, A. (Marine Institute, 2002)
      This report gives recapture details of microtagged salmon recovered during 2001 commercial fishing season in summary format. The report includes 2 sea winter recoveries, that is those fish which were released and migrated in 1999. The 1st sea winter results for these releases can be found in the 2000 report.
    • Report on the coded wire tag returns for 2002

      O'Maoileidigh, N.; McDermott, T.; Cullen, A. (Marine Institute, 2003)
      This report gives recapture details of microtagged salmon recovered during 2002 commercial fishing season in summary format. The report includes 2 sea winter recoveries, that is those fish which were released and migrated in 2000. The 1st sea winter results for these releases can be found in the 2001 report.
    • Report on the coded wire tag returns for 2003

      O'Maoileidigh, N.; McDermott, T.; Cullen, A. (Marine Institute, 2004)
      This report gives recapture details of microtagged salmon recovered during 2003 commercial fishing season in summary format. The report includes 2 sea winter recoveries, that is those fish which were released and migrated in 2001. The 1st sea winter results for these releases can be found in the 2002 report.
    • Report on the coded wire tag returns for 2004

      O'Maoileidigh, N.; Cullen, A.; McDermott, T. (Marine Institute, 2005)
      This report gives recapture details of microtagged salmon recovered during 2004 commercial fishing season including broodstock, in long format. The report includes 2 sea winter recoveries, that is those fish which were released and migrated in 2002. The 1st sea winter results for these releases can be found in the 2003 report.
    • Report on the coded wire tag returns for 2005

      O'Maoileidigh, N.; Cullen, A.; McDermott, T. (Marine Institute, 2006)
      This report gives recapture details of microtagged salmon recovered during 2005 commercial fishing season including broodstock, in long format. The report includes 2 sea winter recoveries, that is those fish which were released and migrated in 2003. The 1st sea winter results for these releases can be found in the 2004 report.
    • Report on the coded wire tag returns for 2006

      O'Maoileidigh, N.; Cullen, A.; McDermott, T. (Marine Institute, 2007)
      This report gives recapture details of microtagged salmon recovered during 2006 commercial fishing season including broodstock, in long format. The report includes 2 sea winter recoveries, that is those fish which were released and migrated in 2004. The 1st sea winter results for these releases can be found in the 2005 report.
    • Report on the coded wire tag returns for 2007

      O'Maoileidigh, N.; Cullen, A.; McDermott, T. (Marine Institute, 2008)
      This report gives recapture details of microtagged salmon recovered during 2007 commercial fishing season including broodstock, in long format. The report includes 1 and 2 sea winter recoveries, that is those fish which were released and migrated in 2006 and 2005.
    • Report on the coded wire tag returns for 2008

      O'Maoileidigh, N.; Cullen, A.; McDermott, T. (Marine Institute, 2009)
      This report gives recapture details of microtagged salmon recovered during 2008 commercial fishing season including broodstock. The report includes 1 and 2 sea winter recoveries, that is those fish which were released and migrated in 2007 and 2006.
    • Report on the coded wire tag returns for 2009

      O'Maoileidigh, N.; Cullen, A.; McDermott, T. (Marine Institute, 2010)
      This report gives recapture details of microtagged salmon recovered during 2009 commercial fishing season including broodstock. The report includes 1 and 2 sea winter recoveries, that is those fish which were released and migrated in 2006 and 2007.
    • Report on the coded wire tag returns for 2010

      O'Maoileidigh, N.; Cullen, A.; Bond, N. (Marine Institute, 2011)
      This report gives recapture details of microtagged salmon recovered during 2010 commercial fishing season including broodstock. The report includes 1 and 2 sea winter recoveries, that is those fish which were released and migrated in 2009 and 2008 respectively.