A Donegal fish factory  has had its permit suspended on the eve of the herring season. File photograph: Thinkstockphoto

Gardaí and the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) are investigating weighing systems at a Donegal fish factory which has had its permit suspen(...)

The study by conservation group WWF and the Zoological Society of London found a 49% drop in ocean populations

Marine mammal, birds, fish and reptile populations have almost halved since 1970, according to a report which is a “wake-up call” to tackle the crisis(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine  Simon Coveney told a conference today that ‘sustainable and science-based’ aquaculture would help to meet increasing demand worldwide for high-quality protein.   Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Plans by an Irish-Norwegian consortium to build one of the world’s largest marine food ingredient plants in south Donegal have been described a(...)

Ethics can be hard to hang on to when you’re shopping, and once you start looking closely at your purchases you will find few brands that are (...)

Fishery protection inspectors have been concerned about the activities of about a third of the fleet of over 30 vessels involved in the seasonal fishery, supplying half a dozen factories in Dingle and Castletownbere in the southwest and Killybegs in the northwest.

Internal tensions have arisen within the State’s Sea Fisheries Protection Authority over its handling of suspected fraud in the Celtic Sea herring fis(...)

Fair brews: Coffee generally has a good fairtrade reputation, but what of our other daily household foodstuffs? Photograph: getty images
Ethical shopping on the cheap

If you throw a bunch of Fairtrade bananas in your shopping trolley, can you save the world? Sadly, being a truly ethical shopper – concerned fo(...)