Prawns at the fish auction at Ros-a-Mhíl. Sale at Iasc Mara Teoranta has been described by Fianna Fáil Galway West TD Éamon Ó Cuív as a “major blow”. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Management of a Connemara seafood plant that has been forced to sell up said it had been squeezed out by a Government policy that was concentrating fi(...)

Cathal Groonell, managing director of Iasc Mara Teo, at Ros-a-Mhíl Harbour: catches handled by his firm are sold to markets across Europe, north Africa and the Caribbean. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Connemara fish factory manager Cathal Groonell would be justified in feeling nervous about Brexit as Britain is a key market for Irish seafood, and 3(...)

Bord Iascaigh Mhara ceo Tara McCarty with  broadcaster Olivia O’Leary  and global agri-food industry expert Mary Shelman at the National Seafood Conference, Galway. Photograph:Andrew Downes/xposure

When Donegal fisherman Cara Rawdon puts to sea from Greencastle on the Inishowen peninsula he doesn’t have to steam too far before he is in British wa(...)