A passion for the sea and hard sleepless nights on a rolling platform are prerequisites among crew seeking a berth on a trawler. Photograph: EPA

Dangerous, dysfunctional and overregulated in parts: the fishing industry rarely makes headlines for any of the right reasons. A passion for the sea (...)

The use of illegal African and Asian migrant workers as cheap labour on board some Irish trawlers is a “national disgrace” and a blind eye has been turned to the practice for years, according to Ken Fleming of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).

The use of illegal African and Asian migrant workers as cheap labour on board some Irish trawlers is a “national disgrace” and a blind eye has been tu(...)

Minister for Marine Simon Coveney has said he is very concerned” about allegations made by the Guardian about the treatment of workers on board Irish fishing vessels, particularly in relation to their safety. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Minister for Marine Simon Coveney has said he is very concerned” about allegations made by the Guardian about the treatment of workers on board Irish (...)

The Clipper Faith,  detained at Dublin Port since March with 17 crew unpaid since last year

A High Court judge has expressed concern for the 17-member crew of a cargo ship detained in Dublin Port since last March who have not been paid(...)