Minister for the  Marine Simon Coveney:  fishermen’s associations have written to him accusing the SFPA of generating a “full-blown crisis”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) has decided to initiate video surveillance within fish factories as a licensing condition, following al(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney’s four-day US visit  includes 16 meetings and stops at Princeton in New Jersey, Rochester in New York and Appleton in Wisconsin for engagements with multinational investors in Ireland and potential investors. Photograph:  EPA/Nicolas Bouvy

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney arrived in the US yesterday for the start of four-day mission to encourage investment i(...)

Mr Coveney said that he differed with the EU on “significant aspects of the deal”, which will set some 15.6 per cent of the north-east Atlantic stock aside for Iceland, Greenland and Russia. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has welcomed agreement between the EU, Norway and the Faroe islands on share-out of the north-east Atlant(...)

Simon Coveney: “If the owners of this vessel are abiding by the rules they should have no issue with observers.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has sought to assuage concerns about the recent arrival off the west coast of one of the world’s largest (...)

The flooded quayside at Kinvara, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Storm Darwin reached gusting speeds of 160 km/h across the Atlantic seaboard last night, cutting power, uprooting trees(...)

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) says that aquaculture will be central to its new five-year plan for Ireland’s seafood sector which aims to meet a target of €1 billion in sales and 1200 jobs by 2017.

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) says that aquaculture will be central to its new five-year plan for Ireland’s seafood sector which aims to meet a target of (...)

The dispute over the North Atlantic mackerel stock has drawn comparisons with the “cod wars” of the 1950s and 1970s between Britain and Iceland

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has said he hopes proposed EU measures to limit over-fishing of North Atlantic mackerel stocks will force a real(...)

Egyptian colleagues grieve and pray beside the hearse containing the body of Tit Bonhomme crew member Attia Shaban at the pier at Union Hall in west Cork after his body was recovered on January 19th, 2012. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Fishing skippers will be able to apply for grant-aid for safety equipment as one of a series of Government measures announced today aimed at reducing (...)

Minister for Agriculture  Simon Coveney: promised that the registration of meat traders and agents would be “vigorously pursued”. Photograph: Alan Betson

It is two months today since the Food Safety Authority of Ireland informed the public that horse meat had been found in frozen beef burgers. (...)