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SFPA Information Event
Tuesday, May 03, 2016/Number of views (1035)

Inspection requirements, landing obligations and technical measures are among the many topics that will be covered at a special Fishing Industry Information Breakfast for fishermen, processors and shellfish producers in Dublin, Louth and Wicklow that is being hosted by the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) in Dublin on 18th May 2016. Further meetings are planned for: Castletownbere; Clonakilty; Dingle; Dunmore East; Killybegs and Ros a Mhil.  Details of these meetings will be announced in May...


SFPA ANNOUNCES 2015 FISHERY INSPECTION FIGURES
Thursday, January 07, 2016/Number of views (2035)

29th December 2015, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.     Over 2,745 inspections of fishing vessels¹ were undertaken within the Irish EEZ during 2015 according to provisional figures released today by the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), the state agency responsible for the verification and enforcement of EU and national sea-fisheries and food safety legislation. Ten vessels were detained for infringements by the Naval Service, which carries out all inspections at sea for the SFPA under a Service Level Agreement. These ranged from electronic reporting infringements such as under recording of catch to incorrect equipment on board...


Statement from the SFPA on the Margiris
Friday, November 13, 2015/Number of views (1352)
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority, the independent regulator responsible for the enforcement of the State’s sea-fisheries regulations, has been aware of the presence of the EU-registered Lithuanian flagged fishing vessel Margiris, since its entry to IRL waters. In keeping with standard practice for all vessels, it is being continuously monitored by the Naval Service...

 




Fair Regulation for Sustainable Industry
Wednesday, August 05, 2015/Number of views (1644)

The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) has launched its new strategy, which sets out its key priorities for the regulation of the State’s sea-fisheries and sea food sectors until 2017. The sectors, which employ over 11,000 people, are worth a combined an estimated €850 million¹ annually to the Irish economy.  The independent regulator enforces the EU Common Fisheries Policy and sea-fisheries law generally and food safety law relating to fish and fishery products. Its mandate covers all fishing vessels operating within Ireland’s 200 mile limit, over 2,114² Irish registered fishing vessels wherever they operate and all seafood produced in Ireland’s 170³ seafood processing companies...


SFPA welcomes court sentence for Wiron 5
Wednesday, July 29, 2015/Number of views (1321)
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) welcomes the sentence given at Cork Circuit Court this week ( 27th July  2015) in which Mr Klas Meijvogel, a Dutch National and Master of the Wiron 5, a UK registered pelagic freezer vessel, was fined €500 and ordered to forfeit fish and gear to the value of €399,960. Mr Meijvogel was found guilty by a jury last month of having automatic grading equipment on board which was fitted in a way that did not ensure the immediate freezing of graded fish and did not prevent the return of marine organisms to the sea...

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