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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Fishing

Last month
May 2023
# Queensland
Remains of missing Australian man found inside two crocodiles
The 65-year-old victim had gone fishing on Saturday in the far north of Queensland in crocodile-infested waters.
This year
# Hot Water
German-registered fishing ship detained in Cork for breaches in Irish waters
The Master of the vessel was charged with 25 fishing offences.
Last year
# I’m not codding
High risk of fish kills in hot weather, says Inland Fisheries Ireland
Fish populations may come under ‘thermal stress’ as air and water temperatures soar and water levels drop.
# Cork
Eleven people rescued after British fishing vessel catches fire off Cork coast
No injuries were reported, the Department of Transport said.
All time
Irish boats landing five times recommended catch of fish important to ecosystem
A report by
Maria Delaney
‘An appalling waste of marine life’: Over 60% of sprat landed in 2021 was designated for fishmeal.
'An appalling waste of marine life': Over 60% of sprat landed in 2021 was designated for fishmeal, reports Noteworthy's Maria Delaney
Wildlife organisations are concerned of the impact sprat fishing is having on other marine life
More than half of sprat landed since 2019 was by large vessels over 18m in length
# Protests
French fishermen block ports in spat with UK
Fishing crews blocked ports and ferry traffic across the Channel in the continuing row over post-Brexit fishing licences.
# Brexit
Post-Brexit fishing row: France warns Britain all options remain on the table
France’s Europe minister warned the UK against celebrating “quick wins” over neighbours.
# tensions
UK Brexit minister due in Paris for talks on fishing row as France releases impounded trawler
The meeting comes a day after a French court released a British trawler impounded for a week.
# Homeward Bound
Trawler impounded amid post-Brexit fishing row released by French authorities
French maritime police detained the trawler last week for not being on a European register when it was fishing off the Normandy coast
# fishing row
‘Intensive’ talks to be held in fishing row after French back down on threats against UK
Emmanuel Macron had said British boats could be blocked from landing their catches in French ports.
# Fishing
Macron accuses UK of not showing credibility on Brexit amid fishing row
Paris has threatened the UK after accusing ministers of issuing a lack of licences to small French boats to fish British waters.
# allies at war
Another fish fight: Why is the UK at loggerheads with France over fishing?
There is a disagreement about French vessels’ access to UK waters, and whose fault it is.
# fishy
Farmed salmon found in Connemara river could spread disease to wild fish, state agency warns
Escaped farmed salmon discovered in the Dawros River are a “cause for concern”.
# Fishing
Spanish fishing vessel to be handed over to gardaí after being seized by Naval Service
The detention was made in relation to alleged breaches of fishing regulations.
# Question Time
Dunmore East fishermen tell Minister: 'Every year it's getting harder to make a living'
We spent a morning down in Dunmore East to hear what fishermen had to say to the Minister for the Marine.
# rock on rockall
Government accused of signing away fishing rights at Rockall, Taoiseach says claim is 'absolute rubbish'
Ownership of the island and the fishing rights in the waters surrounding it has been a hot topic over the last couple of years.
# fishing by numbers
Quotas cut by 15%, and a €1 billion industry on the brink: The confusing figures fuelling fishers' anger
A Seafood Sector Task Force interim report that was released last week – here’s what it says about the industry.
# River Liffey
'The government needs to get a backbone': Fishers meet with Minister McConalogue after protest
Minister Charlie McConalogue has announced a tour of ports and harbours over the next few months to hear fishers’ concerns.
# Cobh
Spanish trawler captain to appear in Cork court following Naval Service detention
The Punta Candieira was arrested on Monday by the LÉ Róisín off the Cork coast.
Closed Doors: Lack of transparency and the push to overfish in Ireland’s fishing sector
Noteworthy examines the powers at play in the sector and how the Irish system may be disadvantaging small-scale fisheries.
Our investigative platform, Noteworthy, takes an in-depth look at the fishing sector in this three-part series.
Significant enforcement problems prevail in Irish industry: Fishing's control issues
Endangered fish thrown away and dead whales on our shores: Fishing's ocean impact
Penalty point politics: Changing positions and lobbying on fishing regulation
Noteworthy delves into the Government meetings, letters and emails behind the new penalty points regulation for fishers.
Endangered fish thrown away and dead whales on our shores: Fishing's ocean impact
Noteworthy reveals over 30 tonnes of threatened fish were discarded in one year, including the endangered basking shark and critically endangered skates.
# lé james joyce
Irish Navy detains Belgian fishing boat off southwest coast
The vessel was detained for alleged breaches of fishing regulations.
# brexit deal
'It's the closure of coastal communities': One in four fishermen will lose their job under this Brexit deal, TDs told
Dublin Bay prawns – our second most valuable fishery – is set to hemorrhage €7 million post-Brexit.
# London
Several people fined following London protest over Brexit fishing deal
Metropolitan Police confirmed that 14 people had been issued with fines after a protest this morning.
# brexit impact
Five more Irish ports to allow Northern Ireland fishing vessels to land from next month
The five new ports designated are Ros a Mhíl, Greencastle, Howth, Rathmullen and Burtonport.
# time is ticking
Boris Johnson remains ‘optimistic’ of post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels
Michel Barnier has briefed EU ambassadors on the negotiations amid little signs of progress as time runs out.
# Tipperary
Shots fired as patrol officers discover illegal salmon fishing on River Suir
Gardaí said they are investigating the incident.
# RIP Jack
'We didn't really perceive him as this famous person, he was just big Jack to us'
Former Galway player Alan Kerins on his family’s close links to Jack Charlton.
# restrictions
Anglers can now fish within 5km of their home
The Taoiseach told the Dáil last week that “the issue of solitary fishing… has come up on a number occasions”.
# take the bait
Taoiseach to ask NPHET for advice on if people can go fishing under Covid restrictions
Some TDs have been angling for a change to the restrictions to allow solitary fishing.
# Coronavirus
Dingle protesters stop Spanish trawler from landing at harbour, citing Covid-19 fears
The Spanish-owned boat arrived instead at Castletownbere this morning.
# extinction rebellion
Mermaids at Leinster House as protest calls for end to overfishing
“The oceans are dying before our eyes – we should be doing everything we can to reverse this situation before it is too late.”
# Fishing
'This will not be tolerated': Fishermen vow to fight introduction of penalty points system
The government has previously tried to implement the points system – in 2014, 2016 and 2018 – failing each time.
# Fishing
New Bill aims to 'draw some good' out of a tragic boating accident that left two men dead
John O’Brien and Patrick Esmonde died off Helvick Head, Co Waterford in 2010.
# slap on the wrist
Penalty points for fishermen could be rolled out to encourage 'good behaviour' and avoid fines
The EU Commission has suspended more than €6 million in funding as a result of Ireland’s failure to establish a points system.
# rock on rockall
Taoiseach: 'Rockall is an uninhabitable rock and is not something Ireland and Scotland should fight over'
The Irish and Scottish governments are in dispute over the Atlantic sea island.
# rockall dispute
Coveney says Ireland won't change its Rockall fishing policy 'on the back of a threat' from Scotland
Coveney said that it was important to “take the heat” out of the discussion around the disputed island.
# ongoing dispute
Irish govt rejects Scottish threat of 'enforcement action' against Irish fishing vessels near Rockall
The jurisdiction over the 12 mile area around Rockall have long been disputed.
# voisinage
Bill to allow Northern Irish boats to fish off Ireland's coasts approved by Dáil
Northern Ireland allows Irish boats to fish in its 0-6 mile zone off its coasts – but Ireland had no laws to reciprocate the same measure.