THE Irish Naval Service detained a German fishing vessel off Malin Head.
The Naval Service’s LÉ William William Butler Yeats detained a German registered fishing vessel approximately 250 nautical miles north-west of Malin Head.
The detention was in relation to alleged breaches of fishing regulations.
The vessel has been handed over to An Garda Síochána.
This is the seventh vessel detained by the Naval Service in 2020.
The Defence Forces conducts at sea fishery inspections in line with the service level agreement with the Sea Fishery Protection Authority, as part of its delivery of government services to the state.