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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# fish

Last month
February 2023
Eamon Ryan dismisses remaining members of Inland Fisheries Ireland board after resignations
Since April 2022 five members have resigned, leaving the board unable to make key decisions.
Last year
# Cavan
Investigation launched after 'significant' fish kill in Crover River
Inland Fisheries Ireland estimates that over 1,000 juvenile trout could have been killed in the incident.
# I’m not codding
High risk of fish kills in hot weather, says Inland Fisheries Ireland
Fish populations may come under ‘thermal stress’ as air and water temperatures soar and water levels drop.
# Bay of Biscay
Mass swarm of dead fish in Atlantic prompts French inquiry
The group Sea Shepherd estimates it held some 100,000 dead fish.
All time
# extinction
Fish brought back from extinction with help from UK zoo
More than 1,500 tequila fish have now been returned to the Teuchitlan River, south-west Mexico.
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you eat fish?
Irish fishing boats are protesting today over the challenges their industry faces.
# brexit deal
'It's the closure of coastal communities': One in four fishermen will lose their job under this Brexit deal, TDs told
Dublin Bay prawns – our second most valuable fishery – is set to hemorrhage €7 million post-Brexit.
# Fishing industry
Taoiseach acknowledges 'severe impact' of Brexit deal during talks with fishing representatives
Industry groups reacted angrily to the terms of the trade agreement after they were announced last week.
# Troubled Waters
Marine life threatened by dropping oxygen levels in Earth's waters, conservation group says
The IUCN said around 700 sites had been identified globally with low oxygen levels.
# algal bloom
Investigation launched after hundreds of fish found dead in Cork river
It’s understood they died due to “a significant algal bloom”.
# fish
Some salmon returning to Irish rivers with signs of bleeding and skin ulceration
This has affected populations on both the east and west coast of Ireland.
# Cod
How climate change could lead to 'enormous' losses for the global fishing industry
Not limiting the global rise in temperature by 1.5 degrees Celsius could have a huge impact.
# Norway
Leftover dead fish will be used to power cruise liners
The dead fish will be mixed with other organic waste to make a liquified biogas to be used instead of heavy fuel oil.
# Bundoran
Hundreds of dead fish wash up on beach in Donegal
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority said the scale of the incident is unusual.
# Tipperary
Over 10,000 protected lamprey fish killed in suspected chemical poisoning
Inland Fisheries Ireland estimates that it will take several years for the species to recover.
# Heatwave
Public asked to keep an eye out for distressed fish during heatwave
Not everyone is enjoying the heat.
# huge concern
Gannets on Little Skellig are using plastic to build their nests
Use of plastic by the 70,000 or so gannets in the colony has “become obvious”.
# carp
Concern after hundreds of fish die in The Lough in Cork
Around 450 of the 500-strong stock has died.
# totoaba
The rush to sell Mexico's 'cocaine of the sea' (fish bladders) in China is pushing two species toward extinction
Totoaba swim bladders can sell for up to over €16,000 in China.
# anglers
Eel fishermen who went out of business after Irish ban may soon receive financial support
The government has opened up talks with the European Commission to set up a support programme.
# plastic pollution
Most deepwater fish have ingested microplastics, new Irish study finds
It’s one of the highest reported frequencies of microplastic occurrence in fish around the globe.
# Gulf corvina
Sex of Mexican fish species so loud it could deafen dolphins, according to scientists
A scientist said that “the collective chorus sounds like a crowd cheering at a stadium or perhaps a really loud beehive”.
# European Parliament
'The marine equivalent of fracking': Europe to legalise controversial pulse fishing
The European Parliament’s fishing committee allowed a motion to pass legalising the controversial technique.
# soaked up
Climate change blamed for Portugal facing its worst drought in more than 20 years
The Pego do Altar reservoir is now almost empty of water.
# Addiction
Scientists are using painkiller-addicted fish to develop new treatments for addicts
Researchers found the fish were willing to work harder and even enter risky conditions in order to get their fix.
# Rod Stewards
Transition year students are being taught a new skill - fishing
The scheme aims to teach children fly fishing with a view to introducing them to a lifelong hobby.
# Bray
'She's a curious little thing': Meet the first tropical stingray to be born in Ireland
The Atlantic Cownose Ray is listed as a near threatened species and could face extinction in the future.
# mar-a-lago
Trump's private country club cited for food safety violations
It costs $200,000 to join Mar-a-Lago and recent VIP guests have included the leaders of Japan and China.
# blennies
Heroin-like venom from tropical fish could lead to new pain relief
Experiments using lab mice found the rodents showed no sign of pain once injected with the fish venom.
# Sponsored By Birds Eye
7 surprising benefits of eating fish you may not know about
Nothing fishy about these benefits. (Sorry.)
# creatures of the deep
This fisherman tweets all of the horrific creatures he finds in the sea, and it's pure nightmare fuel
# fishing quotas
Irish fishermen will be able to catch more fish next year (but less cod and pollock)
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed today announced the 2017 quotas for fishermen.
# Japan
Ice rink using dead fish to attract visitors forced to shut down
“We wanted customers to experience the feeling of skating on the sea,” the theme park manager said.
# Fish Kill
Over 700 fish found dead in tributary of River Lee after sewage spillage
It took around six hours to clean the river after the incident on Saturday morning.
# weever fish
Warning to swimmers over venomous fish that lurks beneath the sand
The fish carries and excruciating sting. A particular warning is being issued for this weekend.
# Viral
This photo of a fish swimming inside a jellyfish is blowing everyone's mind
The unusual photo – in which the fish appears to be steering the jellyfish – has been viewed more than 2.4 million times online.
# something fishy
Nearly €100k worth of cannabis found hidden in dried fish
The drugs came from Cotonou, Benin in West Africa.
# Atlantic
This Irish documentary about fishing and oil is making people angry
Risteard O Domhnaill was behind the documentary The Pipe. Now he has returned with an acclaimed documentary voiced by Brendan Gleeson.
# Making waves
Wicklow's Sammy the Seal is going viral all over the world
Stealin’ fish, menacing fishmongers, all that jazz.
# sammy the seal
Wicklow's infamous Sammy the Seal is going viral all over the world
Stealin’ fish, menacing fishmongers, all that jazz.