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# fishermen - Monday 11 December, 2017

Migrant fishermen working on Irish boats suffer exploitation and 'get average pay of €2.82'

One in four fishermen have experienced verbal or physical abuse, according to a new report.

# fishermen - Friday 24 November, 2017

Eight North Korean fishermen wash ashore in Japan

Dozens of North Korean fishing vessels wash up on Japan’s Sea of Japan coast every year.

# fishermen - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Two men rescued from sinking fishing boat that was 'almost underwater'

The Skerries RNLI set out from the Laytown coast shortly after 5.30am this morning.

# fishermen - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Over 100 Irish ships have violated a scheme that protects foreign fishermen

An investigation by The Guardian found workers on Irish trawlers were being exploited.

# fishermen - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Rare giant squid caught off the coast of Dingle to be brought to Natural History Museum

There hasn’t been a sighting of this type of squid in Ireland in 22 years.

# fishermen - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Irish fishermen will be able to catch more fish next year (but less cod and pollock)

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed today announced the 2017 quotas for fishermen.

# fishermen - Saturday 21 May, 2016

Mexico is struggling to save the world's smallest porpoise

The five-foot sea creatures are being caught as bycatch in illegal fishing nets.

# fishermen - Monday 28 March, 2016

Fishermen rescued off Arklow coastline

The distress call came in shortly before 8am this morning.

# fishermen - Friday 19 February, 2016

Cork fishermen to sue The Guardian over migrant workers article

The lawsuit relates to an article published in The Guardian in November.

# fishermen - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Drowned toddler the first migrant tragedy of 2016

“Nothing can prepare you for the horrific reality of what is going on.”

# fishermen - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Exploitation on trawlers: Ministers were aware of illegal worker claims two years ago

Richard Bruton said he was “aware of the contention” that there were illegal workers in the industry.

# fishermen - Friday 25 September, 2015

Fishermen find body off Mayo coast

The remains have not yet been identified.

# fishermen - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

20 firefighters have been battling a fishing boat fire in Dublin

The boat caught fire at the pier wall in the north Dublin suburb this morning.

# fishermen - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Galway fisherman dies after becoming overcome by fumes on trawler

A second man remains in a critical condition.

# fishermen - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Body found in search for missing oyster fisherman

The man became stranded after the tide came in while he was collecting oysters.

# fishermen - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Irish Sea rescue after lobster boat carrying three men capsizes

The men are being treated for hypothermia.

# fishermen - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Brothers who drowned after boat capsized had no working lifejackets

An investigation into the June 2013 incident has now been completed.

# fishermen - Monday 19 January, 2015

Here's why sea bass might be off the menu at your local restaurant for a while...

The European Union implemented an emergency ban on open trawling of sea bass today.

# fishermen - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Like Dublin Bay prawns? Irish fishermen are allowed to catch more of them

Ireland convinced the European Commission’s to change their mind on fish quotas.

# fishermen - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Fishermen rescue massive family of 70 dolphins beached in west Kerry

The incident has been described as ‘highly unusual’ by a local expert.

# fishermen - Sunday 7 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Two exceptionally rare albino lobsters caught in one week in Maine One In 100 Million

# fishermen - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Amazing footage shows great white shark stealing bait from fishing boat Jumping The Shark

# fishermen - Monday 19 May, 2014

Fisherman found clinging to lobster buoy rescued off Donegal coast

A mother and her son heard cries for help and raised the alarm.

# fishermen - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Fishermen blamed for huge number of HIV cases in Ugandan village

The going rate for sex in Kasensero is as little as €1.50.

# fishermen - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Recovering from the rains: Fishing industry battles on

However, funding remains a significant hindrance to many fishermen.

# fishermen - Monday 24 March, 2014

Search for missing fisherman to resume today

Searchers are now focusing on the south end of the lake after 30 divers scoured the area yesterday.

# fishermen - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Search for missing fisherman enters its fourth day

Two other men who were out on Lough Ree were rescued, though one has sadly died.

# fishermen - Friday 21 March, 2014

Man rescued after boat capsized in Lough Ree has died

The search is continuing for another man who was on the boat, while a third remains in hospital.

# fishermen - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Navy divers retrieve body from the water in Clare

The search for a missing fisherman who was washed into the sea resumed this morning.

# fishermen - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Coveney: I've been to too many funerals and scenes of bodies brought ashore

Speaking to, Coveney spoke of the loss in his own family

# fishermen - Monday 8 July, 2013

Major new safety plan for fishermen is about "learning from past tragedies"

The government has launched a new safety initiative aimed at stemming the number of fatalities in the fishing industry.

# fishermen - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Three fishermen rescued after boat sinks off Inishowen peninsula

The men were airlifted by the coast guard and brought to hospital.

# fishermen - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Funeral of Bolger brothers takes place in Passage East RIP

Funeral of Bolger brothers takes place in Passage East

The three fishermen brothers who died on Wednesday after their boat capsized were laid to rest today.

# fishermen - Friday 14 June, 2013

‘Personal location transmitters for fishermen should be mandatory’ says Doherty

Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty wants location devices to be worn by all fishermen who are out at sea.

# fishermen - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Brothers mourned as family claim ‘fishermen are being pushed to their limits’

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney extended his sympathies to the Bolger family.

# fishermen - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Three fishermen dead after boat capsizes off Co Waterford

The three men were aboard a fishing punt which is thought to have overturned in Tramore Bay.

# fishermen - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Two fishermen rescued off Sherkin Island after engine failure

The vessel was rescued by the RNLI Baltimore lifeboats after its engine failed when departing Sherkin Island, allowing the boat to drift towards rocks.

# fishermen - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Rescue group save pregnant mare stuck in marsh Rescue This post contains images

Rescue group save pregnant mare stuck in marsh

The horse, who was in foal, had been stuck in the marsh for three hours before being saved by the Boyne Fisherman’s Rescue and Recovery Service.

# fishermen - Monday 8 April, 2013

Report: Fatigue biggest factor in Tit Bonhomme tragedy

An investigation showed that crew only appear to have had about 4 – 5 hours of sleep during a 40 hour period.

# fishermen - Friday 18 January, 2013

EU and Norway sign agreement in fisheries negotiations

Minister Simon Coveney said the agreement would now allow fishermen and fish factories “to get on with their business in the normal way”.

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