FISHING FLEET IS AT HOME - JANUARY 2009

FISHING FLEET IS AT HOME - JANUARY 2009

HOWTH THE FISHING FLEET AT HOME [EARLY JANUARY 2009]

Taking the seabed area into account, Ireland is actually one of the largest EU countries with sovereign or exclusive rights over one of the largest sea to land ratios (over 10:1) of any EU member state.

Fishing is at best a dangerous activity almost 40 Irish boats have been lost at sea in the past 20 years, most of them wooden whitefish boats. Some 42 crew died at sea in one decade alone to 2012, according to a Health and Safety Authority (HSA) analysis showing the average age of those who died was 38.

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