Danish impasse at Killybegs leads to calls for clarity on rules for landing fish

A trawler from Denmark refused to land its large cargo of blue whiting at the Donegal port last week, following a disagreement over how to weigh the consignment

The Danish trawler, Ruth, had a consignment of fish destined for processing in Killybegs but a dispute with inspectors saw it return to Denmark

The fishing industry is demanding clarity on the rules for landing fish, after an incident last week where a Danish trawler declined to land 1,200 tons of produce at an Irish port.

The boat was due to deliver a cargo of blue whiting fish to a processing factory in Killybegs Port, so that it could be frozen and exported to west Africa.

However, a disagreement ensued with sea fisheries inspectors about how to weigh the ...