Crab and lobster pots: Inland Fisheries Ireland co-operated to “help protect the long-term sustainability of Ireland’s valuable crab, lobster and whelk fisheries”.

Fishing vessels from Russia, Norway and 10 EU member states were among over 2,700 inspected in Irish waters over the past year, according to the Sea F(...)

Warning on the discard ban: Minister for Agriculture, Food and  Marine Simon Coveney. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dutch freezer trawlers which fish off the Irish coast are not “pirates” and would have “no problem” with taking independent observers on board while a(...)

 Dutch trawler Annelies Ilena in 2013: its recent presence in  Irish waters  caused concern. Photograph: Niall Duffy

Five Dutch and Lithuanian-owned “supertrawlers”, which have left Irish waters after fishing off the west coast, were not boarded by the Naval Service(...)

Thomas Pringle said  Irish fishermen account for less than 20 per cent of fish caught in Irish waters every year. Photograph: Chris Furlong/Getty Images

Factory super trawlers were damaging the livelihoods of fishermen off the west and northwest coasts, Independent Donegal South West TD Thomas Pringle(...)

The 143m MV Margiris  was expelled from Australian waters under pressure from environmental and fishing industry groups. Photograph: Air Corps Maritime Patrol Sqdn.

The Irish Wildlife Trust appealed to Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney to seek to have an independent observer placed on board the Dutch-owned (...)

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 Irish Fish Producers’ Organisation  said Ireland is the only EU member state implementing the penalty points system within its fleet, while other vessels fish with “impunity” in Irish waters. File photograph:  Marcel Mochet/AFP/Getty Images

One of the largest fishing industry organisations in the country intends to support a judicial review of an EU penalty points system for fishing vesse(...)

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(...)

Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages claimed viruses associated with farmed salmon could have ‘infected’ the bay. File photograph: AlexRaths/Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority is investigating the circumstances surrounding the recent dumping of dead fish off Spiddal beach, Co Galway. A(...)

The suspension comes days after Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney announced a €500,000 grant for the fish factory. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The State’s Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) has suspended a permit for a Co Kerry fish factory “pending inquiries” into allegations that wei(...)