French fishing vessel detained off Cork coast for alleged breach of fishing

first_img A FRENCH-REGISTERED fishing boat has been detained off the coast of Cork by the Irish Defence Forces for an alleged breach of fishing regulations.The vessel was seized by the Irish Navy ship the LÉ Niamh about 150 nautical miles to the south-west of Fastnet Rock. It was escorted to Castletownbere where it was to be where it was to be handed over to An Garda­ Sí­ochána.The vessel is the 9th to be seized so far this year off Irish waters. Earlier this month, a Portuguese vessel was seized off Cork and an Irish vessel was seized off the coast of Dublin. “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,” the spokesperson said.  Wednesday 28 Aug 2019, 9:21 PM By Cormac Fitzgerald File photo of the LÉ Niamh. https://jrnl.ie/4786665 18 Comments Share1 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img Image: Defence Forces Aug 28th 2019, 9:21 PM French fishing vessel detained off Cork coast for alleged breach of fishing regulations The vessel is the 9th to be seized so far this year off Irish waters. 14,113 Views File photo of the LÉ Niamh. Image: Defence Forces Short URLlast_img

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