Nets are being used ‘in estuaries at the mouths of rivers’ to catch salmon on their way to spawn. File photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí are investigating the alleged false imprisonment of two inland fisheries staff who were investigating salmon poaching off the Mayo coast. Salm(...)

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(...)

Irish naval vessel LÉ Róisín on a routine patrol off Rockall. Photograph: Irish Naval Service

Irish fisheries organisations are seeking legal advice about overturning a 2013 agreement between Ireland and the UK that includes Rockall in Britain’(...)

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(...)

Celebrant Fr Colm Gallagher recalled how if Joey Murrin had something critical to say of a politician in public, he had always made contact with same politician beforehand to alert them. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fishing industry leader Joey Murrin was a “born communicator” with “extraordinary charisma” who was “utterly fearless” in both life and facing death, (...)

Controversial legislation on fishing access to Irish waters would deliver an “open back door” to EU vessels and undermine Ireland’s position during Brexit talks. Photograph: Alan Betson

Controversial legislation on fishing access to Irish waters would deliver an “open back door” to EU vessels and undermine Ireland’s position during Br(...)

Fishing boats tied up at Castletownbere, Co Cork: “Brexit should be used as an opportunity to renegotiate the entire Common Fisheries Policy.”

Picture postcard images of two Atlantic fishery harbours in the stillness of winter would suggest they have more to unite than divide them. In the S(...)

A file image showing a fishing boat out of the Co Dublin port of Howth. Photograph: Alan Betson/THE IRISH TIMES

A Government plan to formalise a 52-year-old “gentleman’s” agreement permitting northern and southern Irish fishing vessels reciprocal rights to the i(...)

The seafarers’ tax allowance has been extended to the fishing fleet as a result of an Indecon consultancy review of marine taxation, and will amount to a tax credit of €1,270 for workers on board fishing vessels. File photograph: Getty Images

Extension of a seafarers’ tax allowance in Budget 2017 has been given a cautious welcome by the fishing industry. Up till now, only crew on merchant (...)

It is understood that the raids involved armed members of the force accompanied by members of the Garda Dog Unit as well as officials from Revenue and Customs and officials from the Workplace Relations Commission.

The Irish Fish Producers Organisation (IFPO) has made a formal complaint to GSOC about the manner in which armed gardaí were deployed during raids on (...)

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