Tributes paid on death of pioneering mackerel skipper and fishing industry leader

Killybegs mackerel skipper Martin Howley has passedMartin Howley was known from ‘north Norway to China’. Tributes have been paid to pioneering mackerel skipper, Donegal-based businessman and fishing industry leader Martin Howley who has died after a short illness. Mr Howley (63) was joint owner of one of the largest Irish mackerel vessels, the Atlantic Challenge, and served a number of terms over 18 years as chairman of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO). After he came ashore, he became involved with leading netmaking factory Swan Net Gundry in Killybegs, and was a consultant on fishing techniques in several countries, including Chile, Peru, Iran, Namibia and Alaska. Read the rest here 14:08

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