Killybegs is greatest catch according to CSO


Killybegs was Ireland's most important port for fish landings last year.

According to new figures from the Central Statistics Office, the port accounted for 63.1% of all landings by Irish fishing vessels.

The total value of fish landings at Killybegs last year was 127 million euro - 99.8 million from Irish vessels and 28 million from foreign vessels.

When Arranmore, Burtonport, Greencastle, Malin Head and Rathmullan are taking into consideration, the total value of Irish vessel fish landings in Donegal was 113.6 million euro.

Killybegs significantly surpasses all other Irish ports and had more than ten times more landings than the second biggest port in the country at Castletownbere in Cork.

Atlantic Mackerel came out on top last year in terms of largest quantities landed by Irish vessels in Ireland, followed by Blue Whiting and Horse Mackerel.