Faroe fishing boat arrested
A Faroese pelagic trawler is detained in Dales Voes while fishery officers investigate an alleged breach of fisheries regulations.
Christian I Grotinum, an 84m long stern trawler, was escorted into Dales Voe by the fishery protection vessel Hirta on Sunday afternoon.
A spokeswoman for Marine Scotland confirmed an investigation was ongoing into possible breaches of fisheries regulations, but would not give any more details.
A number of Faroese vessels have been nosing up to the 12-mile inshore limit whilst fishing for mackerel over the past few weeks, the first time a quota has been agreed that allows them to fish around Shetland.
Faroe is not a member of the European Union and can sell fish caught in UK and EU waters to Russia, whilst British and EU factories are barred from doing so.