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The head of the company that owns the world’s largest trawler Annelies Ilena, formerly Atlantic Dawn, that his board is considering appealing a €105,000 fine imposed by an Irish court

The head of the company that owns the world’s largest trawler said on Sunday that his board is considering appealing a €105,000 fine imposed by an Iri(...)

The world’s largest trawler Annelies Ilena, formerly known as the Atlantic Dawn.  The trawler’s skipper has been convicted of breaching EU fishing regulations by Donegal Circuit Court.

The skipper of the world’s largest trawler has been convicted of breaching EU fishing regulations on board a vessel that’s half a metre longer than th(...)

Terence Ward, now a retired lieutenant commander, said he was in charge of the LÉ Róisín (above) on fishery patrol in the Atlantic on November 22nd, 2013 when he instructed naval and sea fisheries protection officers to board the 14,000 tonne Annelies Ilena. File photograph: Irish Naval Service

The former skipper of the Irish naval vessel LÉ Róisín on Thursday told of the day he ordered his officers to board the world’s largest trawler off To(...)

The Dutch super-trawler “Annelies Ilena”, tied up in Killybegs after it was detained  by the Irish Naval Service. Photograph: Niall Duffy

Seagulls alerted the Irish Naval Service to likely breaches of EU fishing regulations on one of the world’s largest trawlers, it was claimed in court(...)