Raids to check weighing scales were carried out on all fish factories in the port of Killybegs today.
Searches of all nine plants in the town started at 11 a.m. and continued for most of the day.
They were carried out by the NSAI Legal Metrology Service – the statutory body responsible for regulating and supervising weights and measures in Ireland.
The surprise raids were carried out under the auspices of the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority.
Seamus Gallagher, director of operations for the SFPA, said the checks followed the discovery less than two months ago of an inaccurate weighing scale in one of the port’s fish factories.
The scales were being checked to ensure EU fish quota regulations were being observed