Atlantic Dawn: the value of its  fishing assets was increased substantially by the European Commission’s decision to hinder the efforts of owners of other Irish vessels to upgrade their fleet

The former owners of Atlantic Dawn, which once was Ireland’s biggest-ever trawler, stand to gain a bounty of at least €135 million from a series of de(...)

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(...)