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# Fishing industry

Last year
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are migrant fishers exploited in Ireland?
Maria Delaney of Noteworthy and Geela Garcia in the Philippines tell Susan Daly about our latest cross-border investigation.
Underpaid and overworked: The serious allegations by migrant fishers to the WRC
Analysis of cases heard by Workplace Relations Commission paint grim picture.
Fishers took cases against vessel owners, with some awarded thousands in compensation
Findings include 72-hour working weeks, forging of mandatory employment records and unfair dismissal
All time
Taoiseach acknowledges 'severe impact' of Brexit deal during talks with fishing representatives
Industry groups reacted angrily to the terms of the trade agreement after they were announced last week.
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.
Minister says undocumented fishermen not entitled to work permits
A government working group is to examine allegations of abuse in Ireland’s fishing industry.
Major investigation by The Guardian lays bare 'modern slavery' on Irish fishing trawlers
The year-long investigation says workers are being trafficked to Ireland.
A super trawler banned from Australia is back in Irish waters
It has some fishermen concerned.
€230,000 announced for 'rehabilitation' of wild salmon and sea trout
Inland Fisheries says the fund is being invested in promoting the recovery of our Atlantic salmon and sea trout stocks.
These jellyfish-killing robots could save the fishing industry billions per year
It’s a system called JEROS, or “jellyfish elimination robotic swarm”.
Recovering from the rains: Fishing industry battles on
However, funding remains a significant hindrance to many fishermen.
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.
China fish trial ‘major boost’ for Irish fisheries – Simon Coveney
Ireland’s trade mission to China has secured 155 per cent increase on its quota for boarfish, which has been described as a “real opportunity and a boost to Irish fishermen and processors”.
Up to 158 jobs to be created in seafood industry with 250 more lined up for Killybegs
The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Simon Coveney is looking to create the jobs over a three year period across the country’s seafood processing industry and in the Donegal region.