Minister for Marine Simon Coveney who is developing the Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth strategy for the marine sector. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Government’s prioritisation of the “blue economy” in the budget has been welcomed by those working on marine research and ocean energy projects.Mi(...)

Some 296,000 tonnes of fishery products were landed in Ireland in 2012. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Deficiencies in food safety controls governing the production and sale of Irish fishery products have been highlighted in an audit by the European Co(...)

 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(...)

The FSAI called on food businesses to make sure they have a food safety management system in place. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Seven food businesses were closed across the country last month for breaches of food safety legislation, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland h(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

One of the world’s largest fishing vessels is still under detention today in south Co Donegal as part of a Naval Service and Sea Fisheries Protection (...)

The Atlantic Dawn being escorted by pilot boats into Dublin Port in 2000.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Naval Service ship LÉ Roisín has detained one of the world’s largest fishing vessels, the former Atlantic Dawn , for alleged infringements in Iris(...)

Kilmore Quay harbour, where the O’Flaherty brothers’ vessels are based

The State’s Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority has ordered 15 southeast-based Irish fishing vessels back to port, pending an investigation of alleged (...)

Among the issues Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will be raising during during the four-day political and trade mission to Beijing and Shanghai will be access to the Chinese market for Irish beef.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has announced that Ireland has secured full market access to China for salmon exports, a major boost to selling Irish seafood t(...)