Martin Howley developed his communication skills as an industry representative in Brussels, teamed with Joey Murrin.

Martin Howley, who has died aged 62, was a pioneering fishing skipper, businessman and industry leader who combined vision and risk-taking with a quie(...)

The giant box crab: some are occasionally caught in shallow fishing trawls. Illustration: Michael Viney

A windowsill lined with the bones of the beachcombed dead may be the devil to keep dusted, but its ossuary oddities still beg to be picked up, howe(...)

Raspberry and vanilla roses from M&S

Rasberry and vanila roses a fruity treat There are some shop-bought desserts you can get away with passing off as your own, and some that might (...)

Trawlers at Howth Harbour, one of those affected by the BIM decision to close ice production. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has said health and safety issues at three plants producing ice for fishing trawlers led to a decision to close them down te(...)

Sisters Fiona and Aileen Evans checking out a fishy friend ahead of SeaFest, Ireland’s first national maritime festival. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Demonstrations from Ireland’s top chefs will be a feature of Ireland’s first national maritime festival. SeaFest 2015 kicks off - or should that be - (...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney should take a “leadership” role in State management of fragile habitats, Coastwatch has said. Photograph: Eric Luke

Environmental organisation Coastwatch has called on Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney to take a “leadership” role in State management of fragile(...)

The Marine Institute has recommended that offshore salmon farms should be capped at production of 7,000 tonnes. Photograph: Getty Images/Hemera

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) plans for a 15,000-tonne offshore organic fish farm in Galway Bay are in doubt, following new size guidelines published by t(...)

Colman Keohane: “We’re now selling into the Dutch market and have also begun exporting frozen product to the US.”

Bantry-based Keohane Seafoods was set up in 2011 and now employs 68 people. What is special about your business? We are a family owned company produ(...)

Boarfish: “a special gift from a warming ocean”. Illustration: Michael Viney

A rather pretty little fish with quite the wrong name keeps swimming into my attention. “Boarfish” isn’t at all what Linnaeus had in mind in coining C(...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney  said  a new €241 million investment programme in the seafood industry will increase the sector’s annual value to €1 billion by 2020. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has said that a new €241 million investment programme in the State’s seafood industry will increase the sector’s(...)