In for the long haul

Falling numbers of fish and willing workers, the constant threat of injury and financial uncertainty are just some of the problems facing the Irish fishing industry. But, for some, the lure of the sea remains strong

24th January, 2009

The Argo K has a green deck. Anybody who knows anything about fishing will tell you that you don’t want the colour green anywhere near a sea-faring vessel.

‘‘Ah, but it’s a nice colour all the same. I’ve always liked green,” says skipper Andrew Markey, before being reminded that the Asgard II was also a nice shade of green, although it’s harder to appreciate that now -as it lies at the bottom of...

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