Monday 18 December 2017

There is gold in them there shoals, so why are we not reeling it in?

Killybegs fishing village
Killybegs fishing village
David McWilliams

David McWilliams

Brave fishermen from Dingle saved five Scottish fishermen whose trawler got into difficulty off the Atlantic coast yesterday. The Scots were brought safely to Kerry and are fine now.

But what were they doing fishing off the coast of Dingle? Why weren't they off the coast of Scotland, either in the far North Atlantic off the Hebrides or deep in the North Sea off Aberdeen?

They are fishing in Irish waters because that's where the fish are. Irish waters are amongst the richest in the world.

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