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Fishing vessel detained off Dublin coast for alleged breach of fishing regulations

This is the seventh vessel detained by the Naval Service so far in 2019.

LÉ George Bernard Shaw
LÉ George Bernard Shaw
Image: Irish Defence Forces

A FISHING VESSEL has been detained by the Irish Defence Forces off the coast of Dublin today for allegedly breaching fishing regulations. 

The vessel was stopped 20 nautical miles northeast of Howth in Co Dublin this afternoon by the Naval Service Vessel LÉ George Bernard Shaw. 

The boat was brought back to Howth where it was handed over to An Garda­ Sí­ochána.

This is the seventh vessel detained by the Naval Service so far in 2019, according to Defence Forces spokesperson. 

“The Defence Forces conducts at sea fishery inspections in line with the service level agreement with the Sea Fishery Protection Authority, as part of its delivery of government services to the state,” they added. 

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