An ocean of possibilties for family fish company

Innovation is at the heart of Atlantic Treasures, the seafood business run by the second generation of an entrepreneurial Donegal family

6th June, 2021
An ocean of possibilties for family fish company
Michael O’Donnell of Atlantic Treasures at his Fish Stop shop in Killybegs. Picture: Joe Dunne

Picture a photograph of three men from south-west Donegal. There’s Mick O’Donnell in the white overalls he wears at Island Seafoods, the pelagic fish processing factory he founded 35 years ago and which today exports Killybegs-landed mackerel, horse mackerel, herring and sprat around the world.

There’s Dessie, his eldest son, in oilskins, a marine engineer who works for a local boat that fishes out of what is Ireland’s busiest port during the...

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