The long-running dispute  has pitted the Government against the fishing industry, Fianna Fáil and most of the Opposition. File photograph: Annie Sakkab/Bloomberg

Some €6 million in EU funding for the Irish fishing sector has been suspended by the European Commission because of the failure to establish a penalty(...)

Atlantic bluefin is the largest tuna; it can reach over 600kg and live for more than 30 years. Illustration: Michael Viney

Expressions of interest are invited for Tuna Chart, a pilot bluefin tuna data collection programme, which will allow 15 authorised angling vessels to (...)

The  audit was conducted last March in  Killybegs, Co Donegal,  where the largest volume of fish is landed

Ireland’s fishery protection controls suffer from “severe and significant weaknesses” with a lack of “effective” enforcement and penalties, according (...)

East Atlantic bluefin tuna have survived extreme overfishing.

Somewhere out there beyond the islands – or so I may imagine this autumn – swim pods of giant bluefin tuna, the world’s most valuable fish. It is also(...)

Mizen Head. Spanish-registered fishing vessel “Virxen da Blanca”   was boarded by an inspection team from the LÉ “William Butler Yeats” 150 nautical miles south of Mizen Head.

A Spanish-registered fishing vessel detained by the Naval Service off the southwest coast has been found to have more than a tonne of shark fins (...)

Sean O’Donoghue: “Any State bodies I am involved in or have been involved in are declared.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A leading fishing industry representative has said he sees no conflict of interest between his role as a national negotiator and his directorship of a(...)

The EU sent a mission to Ireland in mid-March, as part of what it describes as a routine audit. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The European Commission is investigating the State regulator’s system of monitoring some of the largest and most successful fishing vessels in the Iri(...)

Minister for the Marine Michael Creed: “Extremely disappointed.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for the Marine Michael Creed has accused Opposition parties of “acting recklessly” after a Dáil vote to cancel out legislation on penalty poi(...)

Minister for Marine Michael Creed has warned that Ireland faces large fines  if Fianna Fáil continues to oppose the Government’s legislation on penalty points for serious fishing offences. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Marine Michael Creed has warned that Ireland faces large fines and risks losing an additional €37 million in EU funds if Fianna Fáil cont(...)

In all, some 3,600 inspections took place at sea, inshore and on landings of both Irish and foreign vessels in 2017.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 580 vessels from states other than Ireland were inspected at sea during 2017 by the Naval Service. In all, some 3,600 inspections took plac(...)

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