A VEEY satisfactory state of affairs is shown in the report of the Minister for Agriculture (Eire) on the sea and inland fisheries for 1940. The yield of sea fish exceeded that of any year since 1930 and was appreciably larger and of greater value than in 1939. The position has been affected materially by the work of the Irish Sea Fisheries Association, Ltd., which began to function in 1931, and during the period intervening was engaged in the provision and equipment, on hire-purchase terms, of more than 130 motor-vessels which constitute the bulk of the existing fishing fleet. The larger landings in the year are attributable mainly to the efforts of the inshore fishermen, who found themselves well equipped at the onset of war conditions which have caused such a radical change in the operation of supply and demand for the output of sea-fishing in common with other food-producing industries. The increased earnings now obtainable are attracting more and more men.