Received from our hosting company (Blacknight):
In our on-going effort to provide our customers with the best hosting solutions, we will shortly be decommissioning some of our older legacy VPS servers, and migrating the VPSs on those servers to newer VPS hardware.
When this is occurring
Your VPS is scheduled to be migrated on Wednesday the 5th of March. We will commence this migration at 6pm and run till midnight. As there are multiple VPSs to be migrated your VPS may go down anytime during the maintenance window, and we estimate the downtime to be around 30-60 minutes per VPS depending on your VPS itself.
The primary purpose of the Bill is to replace and update the
Mercantile Marine Act 1955 (as amended by the Merchant Shipping
(Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1998 and the Sea-Fisheries and
Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006), to provide a legislative basis for the
establishment and regulation of a modern and comprehensive ship
registration system with a new centralised, electronic and accessible
national ship register, the Irish Register of Ships, at its core.
It’s not quite clear how this will affect angling boats.
.. small boats carrying
no more than three passengers for the purposes of angling will be
required to be registered on the Register in accordance with the Bill..
SEA ANGLING IRELAND SAC
ALL IRELAND OPEN COD CHAMPIONSHIP
YOUGHAL, SATURDAY DECEMBER 7, 2013 FROM 4PM to 9PM
CHECK IN WALTER RALEIGH FROM 1.30pm-3.00pm
500 EURO CASH PRIZE AND PERPETUAL CUP FOR LARGEST COD
TACKLE PRIZES FOR EACH OF THE THREE ZONES (OVER 2,000 EURO WORTH OF TACKLE)
1st PRIZE GRAUVELL VERTIX EMOTION SURFCASTING ROD (Value approx €400)
2nd PRIZE GRAUVELL SURF ONE SURFCASTING REEL (Value approx €200)
3rd PRIZE GRAUVELL COOLER BOX (Value approx €80)
EACH ANGLER WILL ALSO RECEIVE A SPOOL OF GRAUVELL VERTIX TAPERED LEADERS (Value approx €13)
- PENN POINTS AVAILABLE
WITH HUGE THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:
JOHN O’BRIEN ANGLING & OUTDOOR CENTRE WATERFORD
INLAND FISHERIES IRE http://www.fisheriesireland.ie/
GRAUVELL FISHING TACKLE http://www.grauvell.com
CONFIRM ENTRIES TO: DONAL 087-690-5374,
KEITH 086-357-0098, JOHN 087-741-3964
From Susan Steele, Chair of the SFPA : “Ireland does not have a direct fishery for Bluefin Tuna in Ireland. Ireland does have a 1% by catch of Bluefin Tuna as part of the Northern Albacore fishery. The vessels that partake in the Northern Albacore fishery must obtain a specific fishing authorisation from the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine. For anyone engaged in sports or recreational sea angling this means that if a Bluefin Tuna is caught while sea angling it has to be immediately released as the fish cannot be targeted or landed by an Irish boat.’
My name is Paul O’Reilly, I am a graduate student with Cairns School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway, and I am working on a joint project with Inland Fisheries Ireland to try to estimate the value of Irish angling events to the rural towns and communities who host them. The title of the project is ‘The Socio-Economic Impacts of Angling Festivals and Competitions on Local Communities in Ireland’. I have designed a survey which will gather data relating to the distances people are willing to travel to fish in festivals/competitions and how often they are willing to do so – this will be combined with other expenses incurred by participants in such events to estimate the total cost of participating in them and through this we will estimate the true value of such events to the anglers involved and to the host communities. I also have questions on other current aspects of angling such as poaching, commercial over-fishing, pollution etc to gauge angler’s opinions on these issues The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete and any information provided through Sea Angling Ireland will be invaluable.
Click here to take survey