‘An appalling waste of marine life’: Over 60% of sprat landed in 2021 was designated for fishmeal.
The loss of the control plan means that fisheries will no longer be allowed to weigh their catches in factories.
Noteworthy examines the powers at play in the sector and how the Irish system may be disadvantaging small-scale fisheries.
Noteworthy finds inspections of fishing vessels dropped by 30% in 2020, with a drop of over 60% sea boardings by the Naval Service.
Noteworthy delves into the Government meetings, letters and emails behind the new penalty points regulation for fishers.
Noteworthy reveals over 30 tonnes of threatened fish were discarded in one year, including the endangered basking shark and critically endangered skates.