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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# fish

All time
# fishy behaviour
UK police hunt for Irish girl who slapped shop worker in face with large fish
The 52-year-old fishmonger was assaulted with “a large bream”.
# very punny
This supermarket Twitter account just killed it in a lengthy pun-off
Bow down before the Gods of punning.
# mixed platter
Increase in overall tonnage secured at fish quota talks
There’s to be an increase of two per cent next year in terms of value, but reductions for certain stocks will also be brought in.
# fish
Coveney facing "exceptionally tough" negotiations on fishing quotas
Proposals put forward by the European Commission would severely cut quotas for some of the stocks of vital importance to Irish fishing communities.
# something fishy?
Dublin students sing Miley Cyrus while being slapped with a dead fish
Sure what else would they be doing?
# fish fight
Coveney opposes EU plans on mackerel quotas
The European Commission is attempting to end a dispute with Iceland and the Faroe Islands over fishing rights in the north-east Atlantic.
# Don't Go Into The Water
There are hundreds of glow-in-the-dark jellyfish off the coast of Mayo
They may sting your face off, but they’ll look pretty when they glow at night.
# loch ness monster
WTF is this horned 'sea monster' that washed up on a beach in Spain?
Whatever it is, it washed up on a beach in Spain last week.
# Nursing
Breastfeeding and eating fish could make your children smarter
A study revealed that nursing is associated with three-year-olds having better language skills and seven-year-olds being more intelligent.
# Prime Numbers
Anglo, abortion and archaeology: The week in numbers
Plus – how many seconds does the new single from former Green Party TD Paul Gogarty last for?
# old trout
Meet the 200-year-old fish caught in the US
Henry Liebman was on holiday when he hooked the very, very old rockfish.
# scary sharks
Here is why sharks will always terrify us
We don’t trust sharks and you shouldn’t either.
# nose torture
11 smells that will make you want to block your nose forever
Our poor, poor noses.
# tofu rage
The 14 most annoying things about being vegetarian
Go on, ask me if I wear leather shoes ONE MORE TIME.
# Good Friday
Supermarket chain expects fish sales to double this week
SuperValu says its supermarkets will sell about €1 million in fish this week – more than double the usual – ahead of Good Friday.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you abstaining from meat this Good Friday?
Under Catholic tradition, many people abstain from alcohol and eating meat on Good Friday. Will you be among them?
# seahorses
Bray Sea Life to display largest collection of seahorses in Ireland
This will also be the first time that the rare, Irish species of the long nosed seahorse will be on display.
# fish
EU agriculture ministers to hold first vote on fishing discards
A meeting chaired by Simon Coveney will form the first steps in ending the discarding of fish by the end of the decade,
# fishy
Giant tuna sells for record €1.3 million in Japan
This better be the tastiest fish EVER for that price.
# marine life
100 million neon orange shellfish found in Scottish waters
The newly-discovered colony may require protection.
# Fishing
Coveney warns of difficult negotiations on fishing quotas
Coveney said proposed cuts to quotas will have serious implications for Irish fishermen and jobs.
# Japan
Fukushima fish radiation may indicate leak: study
Higher-than-normal radiation levels have been found in fish caught off Japan’s east coast, which could indicate the plant is still leaking.
# Fishing
Naval service detain Irish fishing boat
The vessel was detained off the coast of Clare and is being held over an alleged breach of fishing regulations.
# jammin'
Caribbean parasite named after Bob Marley
It was definitely a compliment, according to the scientist who came up with the idea.
# fish
EU deal means eventual ban on throwing back unwanted dead fish
A deal struck by ministers in the early hours of the morning will mean a phased approach to eliminating discards.
# Nom
Hurray! It's National Fish and Chips Day
Anyone for a chipper? There’s an excuse to eat fish and chips today – they’re half-price. Whoo!
# No Pigskin
NFL star gets career boost after losing four stone on vegan diet
Deuce Lutui from Tonga has changed to ‘a mostly animal-free’ eating regime and loving life at the Seattle Seahawks.
# Fisheries
China fish trial ‘major boost’ for Irish fisheries – Simon Coveney
Ireland’s trade mission to China has secured 155 per cent increase on its quota for boarfish, which has been described as a “real opportunity and a boost to Irish fishermen and processors”.
# under the sea
Survey to give fascinating glimpse into life on barrier reef
The survey will officially launch in September, using images broadcast on Google Earth and Google Maps taken of the coral reef with a special panoramic camera.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In tonight’s Fix: Government support nosedives in new poll; the truth about Christmas shopping; and the year’s most annoying words…
# wildlife
Wild Atlantic salmon return to the Tolka River after 100 years
The return of the “King of Fish”, which only reproduces in clean water, to Dublin’s Tolka shows that efforts to reduce pollution in the waterway has been successful.
# Shark Attacks
Top 8... countries for shark attacks
You are statistically more likely to be killed by a falling coconut – but it’s still nice to know the hot spots for shark-hangouts.
# scooby snacks
Goldfish survive 134 days without food after NZ quake
The two fish – named Shaggy and Daphne – were trapped in their tank in Christchurch after devastating natural disaster – and have only just been found.
# FishNChips
Only a cod: one-third of takeaways mislabel their fish
Food survey across eight counties shows fish and fish products being sold under the wrong labels.
# Superquinn
Superquinn's sale of Vietnamese catfish criticised
A Green Party senator has questioned the sale of Vietnamese pangasius fish in Superquinn stores
# Dead Fish
One million fish found dead in California marina
About one million dead sardines have been discovered by boaters in a Southern California marina.
# Fishing
EU may change rule requiring fish to be thrown back into sea
Fishermen are currently supposed to throw back any fish over strict quotas, even though they are perfectly edible.
# fish pedicures
Safety of fish pedicures questioned by health experts
The beauty treatment where fish nibble on your feet could carry infection risks.