The September edition of the MARITIME IRELAND RADIO SHOW challenges Government on its marine policies and asks if it will support the Grace O’Malley tall ship for Ireland. It also reports how an offshore island, once a strong fishing community, has only one fishing boat left and is finding alternative ways to maintain its population. Cape Clear has a determined community. So has Cromane in County Kerry which is marking its success in oyster and mussel farming and is another topic in the show, as is the project to restore Galway Bay oysters, also reported on. The Cuan Beo organisation outlines its work. Aquaculture farmers say the Marine Minister has not helped them, there is a report about river weirs which affect fish stocks from Annacotty on the Shannon and from France, where he is starting the race, Irish solo sailor Pat Lawless discusses how he overcame penalties imposed on him by the organisers of the Golden Globe non-stop around the world race and says he will still take part in it for eight months.