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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Fishermen

Last year
# exclusive economic zone
France not carrying out military exercises in Irish-patrolled waters, Coveney says
Minister Simon Coveney spoke about the change of plan in the Dáil today.
# missile tests
Fishermen given ‘guarantee’ of no disruption during Russian military exercises off Irish coast
Russia has planned military exercises to take place 240km off the Irish coast next week.
# marine warning
Department issues warning over 'serious safety risks' posed by Russian missile tests
The Department of Transport has warned all seafarers about the Russian military exercises due to take place next week.
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# planned demo
Fishermen plan Dublin flotilla protest for next week
The protest is due to go ahead on 23 June.
# something fishy
Quiz: How much do you know about fish?
Test your knowledge.
# West Cork
Four men rescued after fishing boat goes on fire off Old Head of Kinsale
The RNLI said that the men were “well shocked” after the dramatic rescue this morning.
# New Rules
'This is our heritage': Fishermen threaten to blockade Ireland's major ports over new weighing rules
Fishermen say the new rules will affect the quality of the fish and impact their livelihoods.
# brexit deal
'It's the closure of coastal communities': One in four fishermen will lose their job under this Brexit deal, TDs told
Dublin Bay prawns – our second most valuable fishery – is set to hemorrhage €7 million post-Brexit.
# slap on the wrist
Penalty points for fishermen could be rolled out to encourage 'good behaviour' and avoid fines
The EU Commission has suspended more than €6 million in funding as a result of Ireland’s failure to establish a points system.
# rockall dispute
Coveney says Ireland won't change its Rockall fishing policy 'on the back of a threat' from Scotland
Coveney said that it was important to “take the heat” out of the discussion around the disputed island.
# Human Trafficking
Migrant fishermen 'treated like modern slaves'
Some work 116 hours per week, yet are only paid an average of €2.83 per hour, the High Court was told.
# broadband wires
Virgin Media files cases against fishermen in High Court alleging damage to its underwater cables
It’s understood the company is seeking a six figure sum from at least one of the trawlers.
# scallop wars
French and UK fishermen agree to English Channel 'Scallop Wars' truce
French boats confronted a handful of British rivals in the waters late last month to keep them from the area.
# Fishing rights
Westminster committee says Irish fishermen must stay away from NI waters unless deal is done
At present, Irish-registered vessels are permitted to fish off Northern Ireland shores.
# Jack Power
Tributes paid to 25-year-old man stabbed to death in Waterford
Yesterday, the Dunmore East Fishing Harbour lowered the Irish flag to half mast in memory of Jack Power.
# worker rights
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.
# washed up
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.
# Dublin
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.
# Investigation
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.
# Acsquidentally found
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.
# fishing quotas
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.
# vanishing vaquita
Mexico is struggling to save the world's smallest porpoise
The five-foot sea creatures are being caught as bycatch in illegal fishing nets.
# Wicklow
Fishermen rescued off Arklow coastline
The distress call came in shortly before 8am this morning.
# Defamation
Cork fishermen to sue The Guardian over migrant workers article
The lawsuit relates to an article published in The Guardian in November.
# Tragic
Drowned toddler the first migrant tragedy of 2016
“Nothing can prepare you for the horrific reality of what is going on.”
# guardian investigation
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.
# lacken bay
Fishermen find body off Mayo coast
The remains have not yet been identified.
# Howth
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.
# Donegal
Galway fisherman dies after becoming overcome by fumes on trawler
A second man remains in a critical condition.
# kilrush
Body found in search for missing oyster fisherman
The man became stranded after the tide came in while he was collecting oysters.
# Airlifted
Irish Sea rescue after lobster boat carrying three men capsizes
The men are being treated for hypothermia.
# MFV Dean Leanne
Brothers who drowned after boat capsized had no working lifejackets
An investigation into the June 2013 incident has now been completed.
# i'll have the...
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.
# bigger boat
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 rescue massive family of 70 dolphins beached in west Kerry
The incident has been described as ‘highly unusual’ by a local expert.
# one in 100 million
Two exceptionally rare albino lobsters caught in one week in Maine
What are the chances?
# jumping the shark
Amazing footage shows great white shark stealing bait from fishing boat
Fisherman found clinging to lobster buoy rescued off Donegal coast
A mother and her son heard cries for help and raised the alarm.
# Aids
Fishermen blamed for huge number of HIV cases in Ugandan village
The going rate for sex in Kasensero is as little as €1.50.
# Recovery
Recovering from the rains: Fishing industry battles on
However, funding remains a significant hindrance to many fishermen.