An albino monkfish and a box crab were caught in separate locations off the west coast in recent days and taken for identification to Rossaveal, Co Galway.

The albino monkfish was located by skipper Colin Reynolds of the Co Louth vessel Fragrant Cloud while fishing for prawns on the Aran Islands grounds. The box crab was discovered by Inishturk fisherman Michael O’Toole while potting for crabs and lobsters off the stags of Inishbofin.