Rock on Rockall: Spat puzzles Donegal fishermen

Donegal fishermen are on the front line of Scotland’s grab for the Rockall fishing grounds

16th June, 2019
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Rockall: Greencastle’s fishermen have been returning to the area for over 30 years

Life has never been simple for the fishermen of Greencastle. Every year, from one corner or another, they feel under fire.

Half a dozen fishing boats are based out of the north Donegal port nestled away in Lough Foyle. Every month, with tonnes of fishing quotas to fill, the skippers of each vessel steam for 30 hours towards Rockall – an Atlantic outcrop around which has echoed a Brexit warning shot.

The area around the 56-foot...

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