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Tuesday, 02 August 2011 18:27

About Us

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The Irish Basking Shark Project is an amalgamation of research studies based on the island of Ireland.

Project Aims By co-ordinating our research and surveys we aim to:

  • Educate the public Ė in particular marine users, on Basking Sharks
  • Promote responsible and sustainable research, exploitation and monitoring of Basking Sharks
  • Further the knowledge base of Basking Sharks through active research
  • Promote the development of partnership and lobby of relevant organisations and bodies with regard to objectives

Current Objectives We have determined a number of objectives which will help us achieve our strategic aims

  • Determine an accurate estimate of the current Irish Basking Shark Population
  • Investigate the current population trend and itís determining factors
  • Promote the legal protection of Basking Sharks under Irish law
  • Identify geographically spread critical habitats for Basking Shark suitable for designation as marine protected areas under national/ international law

If you would like to get involved or contribute to the project please donít hesitate to contact any us through the contacts page.

Monday, 07 May 2012 14:06

Funding & Support

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The Irish Basking Shark Study Group is an amalgamation of numerous basking shark centered programs of research and education. The overarching focus of the group is to support the sustainable management of basking sharks in the Irish and Northeast Atlantic context. Please see the about us and surveys sections for further details on our current activities.

If you are in a position to support the project on either a national basis or on a locally focused level, please do not hesitate to contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

Ongoing projects:

Active Tracking: 2017 - To Date - University of Calfornia, Davis and the Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group

Genetic Slime Sampling: 2010 - To date - Supported by the Irish Basking Shark Study Group and the University of Aberdeen

All Ireland Visual Tagging project: 2008 - To date – Supported by the IWDG, Shannon Dolphins and Wildlife Foundation and the Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group

 

Previous Projects and Funders

 

Previous Projects and Funders

  • 2016 Distribution and abundance surveys - Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group and private funders
  • 2015 Dr. Hammerhead Lecture Tour - Supported by the US Embassey and Royal Dublin Society
  • Shark Spotting 2014 - Supported by the Lough’s Agency, Queens University Belfast, a private donor and the Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group.
  • Shark Camp 2013 - Supported by the Inishowen Development Partnership, Malin Head Community Association, Queens University Belfast and the Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group.
  • 2012 Timed Depth Recorder Project – Funded by the Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group, Inishowen development Partnership and Queens University Belfast. 
  • 2012 Monster Munch Community Awareness Program – Funded by the Inishowen Development Partnership (Leader) and the Inishowen basking shark study Group.
  • 2011 Depth charge project – Funded by the Inishowen Development Partnership (Leader) and the Inishowen basking shark study Group.
  • 2011 Photo ID – Part funded by Save our Sea’s Foundation
  • 2010 Shark slime – Funded by the Heritage Council and Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation
  • 2009 Tagging and tracking – Funded by the Heritage Council, Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and Crossing the line productions.

With thanks to the following for assistance with problem solving

  • Crana Engineering
  • Fahan Marina – Figary Water Sports
  • Danny McFadden – North West Electronics
  • John O’Raw – Letterkenny IT
  • Gary at Redbay Boats
  • Lough Swilly RNLI station Crew
  • Paul Bryson – www.paulbrysonmarine.com
  • Greencastle Maritime Museum
  • BIM, National Fisheries College, Greencastle
  • Malin Head Fishermans Coop
  • Malin Head Community Assoc.

    

Tuesday, 02 August 2011 19:09

Downloads

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This page contains links to all downloadable files or items of baskingshark interest which are hosted on the baskingshark.ie website.

Tuesday, 02 August 2011 18:28

Contact Us

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If you would like to report a sighting of a basking shark, or have found evidence of a stranding, please click this link for details on how to report it. If you have a specific query relating to an aspect of one of the basking shark projects, please see the project page for more details on who to contact:

    For all other general queries about basking sharks in Irish waters or for site related issues please contact
  QUERIES
Emmett Johnston
Shark Research
mobile : 00353 87 185 7980
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Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group

Ballynarry
Buncrana
Co. Donegal
Ireland

  QUERIES

 


 

 

 

  Technical or Site issues 
Mat Johnston
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Tuesday, 02 August 2011 18:29

Help

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For all other general queries about basking sharks in Irish waters or for site related issues please contact

ANY GENERAL QUERIES
Emmett Johnston
Shark Research
office : 00 353 74 93 22628
mobile : 00353 87 286 7055
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Inishowen Baskingshark Survey
Ballynarry
Buncrana
Co. Donegal
Ireland
SPECIFIC PROJECT/ADMIN QUERIES
Dr Simon Berrow
mobile : +353 87 854 5450
Tel/Fax : +353 65 905 2326
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Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation
Merchants Quay
Kilrush
Co. Clare
Ireland
ANY TECHNICAL OR SITE ISSUES
Matt Johnston
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