Fishermen at the pier on Inishbofin Co Donegal. Photograph: Loïc Jourdain

“I’m not going to sell out my children’s rights, though I could do with the money - small enough as it is. At least I can sleep at night...” When Done(...)

Mr Coveney said that he differed with the EU on “significant aspects of the deal”, which will set some 15.6 per cent of the north-east Atlantic stock aside for Iceland, Greenland and Russia. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has welcomed agreement between the EU, Norway and the Faroe islands on share-out of the north-east Atlant(...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Marine Simon Coveney is opposing European Commisson efforts to appease Iceland and the Faeroe islands in the long-running row over north-(...)

 Mackerel  atop monkfish and sea bass. The popular fish is now being endangered by ‘Olympic fishing’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Iceland’s ambassador to Britain and Ireland, Benedikt Jonsson, has called for “negotiations” rather than a “war of words” with the EU, following the d(...)

The dispute over the North Atlantic mackerel stock has drawn comparisons with the “cod wars” of the 1950s and 1970s between Britain and Iceland

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has said he hopes proposed EU measures to limit over-fishing of North Atlantic mackerel stocks will force a real(...)

Simon Coveney: policy will provide for a “vital, vibrant industry and healthy fishing stock”

Victory has been claimed by all sides in agreeing the new Common Fisheries Policy, the 10-year plan for managing fish stocks in “blue Europe”. (...)

British chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: it is thanks in part to  his lobbying  that EU maritime affairs commissioner Maria Damanaki made a ban on discards her priority

When a French fisherman criticised the European Commission for managing the sea “as though it were an aquarium plugged into a computer”, he could h(...)