Late on Tuesday night, 12 of May, the Irish Naval Service Vessel LÉ CIARA detained a French registered fishing vessel approximately 120 nautical miles South West of Mizen Head.
Castletownbere Harbour Master, Cormac McGinley has responded to concerns from locals in regards to the policing of the harbour area.
A third reported incident has been highlighted in Castletownbere harbour last night, where a foreign vessel has been photographed moored in a non-designated landing area.
Foreign fishing vessels docking in Castletownbere are not using the dedicated landing areas set-up to deal with concerns over the COVID19 outbreak, claims a local source.
The Minister for the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D, today announced a temporary voluntary fleet tie-up scheme for fishing vessels in the Polyvalent, Beam Trawl and Specific segments of the fishing fleet.
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has launched their report into the loss of a fisherman at Rosslare Europort on 19 May 2019.