#FISHERY DETENTIONS – With less than a fortnight into the month, the Naval Service has detained two foreign fishing vessels for alleged breaches of fishing regulations.
Last week the L.É. Aoife (P22) detained a Spanish registered fishing vessel approximately 20 nautical miles west of Mizen Head. The vessel was escorted to Castletownbere and handed over to the Gardaí.
The second detention occurred the week before, again involving the L.É. Aoife which detained a French registered fishing vessel approximately 60 nautical miles south of the Co. Cork fishing port. Likewise this vessel was also handed over to the relevant authorities.
These latest detainments by the Naval Service bring the total to 20 fishing vessels so far this year.