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Irish Navy arrests two large British-registered factory trawlers

Two large British-registered “factory” trawlers were arrested approximately 30 miles off the Blasket Islands last night. The first vessel was arrested at approximately 5pm and the second at around 8pm in a joint operation between the Naval Service and the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority. They have been detained for suspected “high grading” or selective harvesting of fish in Irish waters. Read the rest here 08:17