Ireland likely to see cooling of temperatures as Gulf Stream weakens – report

Ireland is likely to see a cooling of temperatures due to the weakening of the Gulf Stream, a report published by the Marine Institute has found.

The Irish Ocean Climate and Ecosystem Status Report found that the Gulf Stream, which is a strong ocean current that brings warm water from the Gulf of Mexico into the Atlantic Ocean, is predicted to decrease by 30% in the coming years.

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Marine Protected Areas – 2023 Discussion

Jim Clohessy attended a stakeholder forum in Dublin (23/03/23) under the banner of Sea Angling Ireland. This was a continuation of the process that began with video consultations in 2020 culminating with the publishing of the report on Marine Protected Areas.

You may read more about it on the forum

Bass Regulations

Current EU legislation stipulates that it is illegal to keep more than two European Sea Bass caught in any 24-hour period.

The current legislation also made it illegal to keep any European Sea Bass during the period of 1 January to 28 February and 1 to 31 December 2023. There is currently a minimum size limit of 42 cm for each Bass retained.

Between 1 March and 30 November two European Sea Bass caught in any 24 hour period may be retained.