Marine Institute

News & Events Archive 2003

December 12, 2003

The EU-backed Marco Polo programme, which subsidises non-road transport modes, has attracted significant interest from Irish companies in the freight transport, maritime and logistics sector.  Through the grant...

December 8, 2003

The Irish International Shipping Services Sector has shown a 17% growth in employment and 68% increase in the capacity of the Irish merchant fleet since 2000, according to estimates by the Irish Maritime...

November 30, 2003

The Marine Institute’s flagship research vessel, the 65 metre RV Celtic Explorer played host to over 300 school children and VIP’s from County Louth at the weekend during a special visit to Greenore organised by the Minister for Communications,...

November 28, 2003

Frank Fahey, Minister of Labour Affairs, launches AquaReg, a €2.5 million initiative to support aquaculture projects in peripheral coastal communities of Ireland, Spain and Norway.

AquaReg is a new partnership between the Border Midlands...

November 24, 2003

The Marine Institute published the latest scientific advice on the state of fish stocks, focusing on those commercially exploited by Ireland. This advice, from the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES), the Scientific...

October 24, 2003

At Malahide Marina today, the Irish Marine Federation announced the formation of The Irish Marina Operators Association (IMOA) to represent the growing number of marinas in Ireland.  

October 15, 2003

The results of 10 years of research on interactions between cultivated and wild salmon in the Burrishoole Catchment, Co Mayo was published today in the scientific journal, Royal Society Proceedings B. The study...

October 14, 2003

The Marine Institute welcomes the decision by EU fisheries ministers to replace the Irish Box, a 50-mile, protected fishing zone around the Irish coast, with a new conservation area.

The new Irish...

October 7, 2003

A report published by the Marine Institute reviews the environmental quality and carrying capacity for aquaculture in Mulroy Bay, Co. Donegal. The study indicates that environmental quality within Mulroy Bay is...

September 29, 2003

A study commissioned by the Marine Institute into the condition of seabed sediments in Inver Bay, McSwynes Bay and at the Killybegs Harbour dredge spoil site indicates that the dredge spoil from Killybegs...

September 18, 2003

The Ireland/Wales INTERREG-IIIA Programme (2000-2006) is currently supporting seven co-operative projects and networks in marine resource development, environmental awareness and conservation with a value in...

September 2, 2003

Over the past few weeks Burrishoole Fishery in Co Mayo has experienced a very strong run of grilse – many of a large average size.  Despite the presence of a large stock of fish, "angling has been frustratingly...

July 18, 2003

The Marine Institute is investigating a fish kill in Inver Bay, Donegal in response to requests from local fish farmers and the Department of Communications Marine & Natural Resources. Scientists are...

July 1, 2003

The Marine Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Bridget Moncrieff as its Short Sea Industry Liaison Officer. She will be based at the offices of the Irish Maritime Development Office in Dublin...

June 20, 2003

The Marine Institute welcomed an international expedition of deep-sea coral researchers into Galway onboard the Polarstern, a German research vessel. The expedition, which began three weeks ago in Brest, France...

June 13, 2003

New research facilities, which provide unique insight into the journey of wild salmon across the North Atlantic were opened today by Mr. Dermot Ahern, TD., Minister for Communications, Marine & Natural...

May 2, 2003

The Marine Institute topped 100 companies, taking the overall prize at the Excellence in Recruitment Advertising Awards. They won the award for the slogan "Fond of the Bed?" which was created by AFA O'Meara...

April 14, 2003

More than 9000 people visited the Celtic Explorer last weekend following its commissioning on Friday 11th.  The Marine Institute hosted an exhibition at the docks alongside the Celtic Explorer last Saturday and...

April 11, 2003

The RV Celtic Explorer, a multi-purpose deep-sea research vessel was commissioned at Galway Docks by Dermot Ahern TD, Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources.  “As an island nation we have a...

January 20, 2003

Scientists from each side of the Atlantic attended a workshop in Galway to develop an international ‘Deep-Sea Coral Action Plan’ to address issues of science, conservation and management of deep-water reefs....