UK response On Super Trawlers And Worker Conditions Disappointing

December 24, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE We have received a response to our queries to the UK Government over two issues: Treatment of migrant fishermen employed at sea on trawlers The operations and damage cause by super trawlers The reply is set out below;

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League Campaign Vindicated: Super Trawlers Inspected and Extremely Positive Proposal From DPFtA Over Onboard Observers

December 22, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE In a clear demonstration that campaigning and publicity works it has been revealed that two Dutch “super trawlers” which have quotas to fish in Irish waters have been inspected by the Irish authorities, the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority

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Fish Quotas Deal Threat to Irish Sea Eco-System

December 20, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Just weeks after we revealed the damage being wrought on fish stocks by so called monster trawlers off the West of Ireland a new EU deal has been reached, affecting the Irish Sea, which will cause even greater

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Ireland: Coveney Powerless at Destruction of Marine Eco-system

December 8, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The Irish Government appear to have little control or ability to control the activities of so called super trawlers of their coasts. We tracked several of the vessels over the past two weeks as they literally vacuumed the

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Giant Trawlers Also Threat to Marine Mammals

November 21, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The gigantic super trawler Annelies Ilena is making steady progress up the Irish Sea its now west of the Isle of Man and seems to be heading to the North Channel. Our prediction three days ago (when we

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The Sea Wolves Are Still In Business

November 20, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE We reported earlier this week on the massive super trawlers hovering up fishing stocks off Western Ireland. First there was Margaris the second largest in the world (10,000 tonnes crew of fifty). She was joined by the Annelies

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Monster Trawlers Rape Seas of Ireland And Now A real Villian Turns Up

November 20, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Our observation of industrial scale fishing which must be devastating stocks of the west coast of Ireland continues. We started a week ago tracking the activity of the Margaris, the second largest trawler in the world, actually trawler

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Submarine Problem Resurfaces

April 21, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The recent incident involving a Motor Fishing Vessel and a Submarine of the west coast of the Isle of Man reminds us that sadly a problem that fishermen knew only to well in the 1980s is back to

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Submarine Narrowly Misses Fishing Boat off Coast of Ireland

December 21, 2013

NEWS FROM CETIC LEAGUE The appearance of a submarine off the coast of Donegal coast in Ireland/Eire this week, narrowly missing a fishing boat, prompted a plethora of enquiries from journalists wanting to speak with the League’s Director of Information, Bernard Moffatt. Mr

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