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Minister Commits funding for continued removal of Waterweed from Lough Corrib

Sean Kyne TD, Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries sector, has committed funding of €300,000 for 2019 to ensure Inland Fisheries Ireland’s (IFI) successful operations involving extensive removal of the invasive waterweed, Lagarosiphon Major (L.major), at Lough Corrib, Co. Galway, continue.  Minister Kyne also asked Inland Fisheries Ireland and his Department to continue liaison wi...
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LIFE and the Marine Environment – EU Publication

The EU issued a new publlication on LIFE & the Marine Environment, which covers all aspects of the EU LIFE programme in the marine environment such as Marine Protected Areas, Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Birds and Habitats, Natura 2000, Marine litter, fisheries & aquaculture. Clean and healthy oceans are crucial to the wellbeing of our planet. When the Ocean makes up 70% of ...
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Invasive Species Week, 23-29 March 2018

Image courtesy of National Biodiversity Data Centre According to the National Biodiversity Data Centre, the number of invasive species in Ireland has increased by 183 per cent in the past 50 years. Invasive species were estimated to have cost the economies of Ireland and Northern Ireland a combined total of over €261million in 2013 and are a major threat to our native flora and fauna. At ...
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