Mackerel may be in larger numbers outside traditional fishing waters, but are showing signs of starvation

The strongest voice for marine science in the northeast Atlantic comes from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), based in (...)

Deepwater Horizon’s devasting spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is still fresh in the memory of some 60 environmental groups who are also united in opposition.

If the planet sounds a lot noisier since Donald Trump became US president, there’s a fair cacophony building up beneath the waves. Earlier this y(...)

Peter Tyndall with his grandson Ethan Walsh on his fishing boat ‘Shenandoah’ at Galway Docks. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“Good news” and “marine research” may seem mutually contradictory, and rarely share the same hashtag on the Twitter machine. Ocean warming and acidif(...)

A storm petrel at sea by Michael Viney

A long spell of high pressure steamrolled the inshore ocean to a silent parade ground, its empty days aching for the flights and cries of all the sea(...)

Alan Hough, centre, accepting the Ignatius Cup from John Burke, left, and Tómas Burke

More than 100 anglers were glued to Nuacht on TG4 in Burke’s of Clonbur, Co Galway, to watch playback of the first day of the Burke’s fly fishing com(...)

Fishermen aboard a French trawler.  The Irish Wildlife Trust has expressed concern over EU fisheries policy. Photograph: Marcel Mochet/AFP/Getty Images

The Irish Wildlife Trust has expressed concern about what it describes as the “continuing decline of the marine environment in the Irish Sea”, followi(...)

John Conneely from Gort na gCapall, Inish Mór, Co Galway, with an address at Cnoc an Oir, Rahoon, Galway, is seeking to recoup substantial legal costs against the State after it unsuccessfully prosecuted him twice this year in two lengthy trials at Galway Circuit Criminal Court for alleged breaches of fishing regulations. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

An Aran Island skipper is seeking costs against the State after he was acquitted by two juries recently of breaching EU fishing regulations almost ten(...)

 Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney: quota cuts could have a “dramatic effect on coastal communities”.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

SUZANNE LYNCHMinister for the Marine Simon Coveney has warned that proposed cuts in fish quotas for next year by the European Commission could have a(...)