Lifeboat deployed to Ros a Mhil harbour
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Coastguard helicopter, Aran lifeboat and local coastguard service were tasked to the harbour in Ros a Mhil this morning after an alert.
It’s understood local boatowners noticed a car in the water near the old coastguard station shortly after 9.30a.m.
After an extensive search of the area, it’s been established that there was no-one in the car.
The car was allegedly stolen in the Salthill garda division yesterday and may have been dumped off the pier.
The emergency crews are due to stand down shortly and the car will be removed from the water.
Athenry’s Bia Innovator Campus one of 17 agri-food tourism projects to receive national funding
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Bia Innovator Campus in Athenry is one of 17 agri-food tourism projects to receive national funding.
The innovation centre at Teagasc aims to host 40 food companies and create hundreds of jobs and trainee places over the coming years.
It is receiving €25,000 under the Rural Innovation and Development Fund, announced by Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue.
Galway public urged to report Otter spottings
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Have you spotted an otter lately?
If so, the National Parks and Wildlife Service wants to know!
It’s launching a new National Otter Survey, that’ll examine over 900 sites nationwide, including rivers, lakes and the coast.
Members of the public are asked to keep their eyes peeled and add their sightings to the national survey.
Further information can be found at BiodiversityIreland.ie.
Dr. Karina Dingerkus says Ireland can be considered a European stronghold for Otters.
Salmon Weir Fishery to close due to high water temperatures
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Inland Fisheries Ireland has announced it is suspending salmon angling at Salmon Weir Fishery due to high water temperatures.
It says the recent hot and dry weather has caused water temperatures to exceed the 20 degree threshold over a number of days.
Freshwater fish such as salmon and trout can suffer ‘thermal stress’ due to the impact of warm weather.
In a statement, IFI says both Salmon Weir Fishery and Moy Fishery in Ballina will now close until further notice.
Barry Fox is Head of Operations at Inland Fisheries Ireland and has been speaking to David Nevin.