A report into the death of a lobster fisherman who was fishing off the Wexford coast has found he was not wearing a lifejacket.

Father of two Paddy Barry went missing in November 2013 after falling overboard from his boat, Lenora Jacinta, south of the Great Saltee island near Kilmore Quay.

A 26-day search took place involving local RNLI volunteers, naval divers and lifeboats.

The fisherman's body was found on the shore of the Great Saltee Island in May of this year.

The Marine Casualty Investigation Board report into his death found that it could not determine the exact circumstances that led to the fisherman falling overboard.

However, it noted that the low height of the bulwark and absence of higher rails meant a person working at the pot hauler had little or no support.

It also found that there were still two lifejackets on board the trawler, confirming Mr Barry was not wearing one at the time he went overboard.

The report found that had the fisherman been wearing the lifejacket, it is likely that he would have remained on the surface and been visible to search teams.

The report has recommended that the Minister for Transport issue a reminder to all fishermen of their obligations to wear a lifejacket.