The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority is committed to the effective and fair regulation of the Irish Sea-Fishing and Seafood Sectors. Working in consultation with all stakeholders, and in particular with our Consultative Committee, the SFPA is strongly committed to playing its part in ensuring a strong future for the Irish Fishing Industry built on the principles of conservation, compliance and sustainability.

SFPA Latest News

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority’s inshore patrols target illegal fishing

The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority’s (SFPA) has inspected over 140  inshore vessels  since it began its annual inshore ...

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

New laws for lobster and crab fishing

Under new legislation¹ any member of the public, fishing for lobster and crab can only fish from 1st May to 30th September and are limited in ...

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Nigeria top importer of Irish seafood

Over 49,000 tonnes of fish were exported from Ireland in 2015 to Third (non-EU) Countries according to new figures released by the Sea-Fisheries ...

Recent Publications

Consumer Advice - Scallops

This consumer advice leaflet provides information for consumers when purchasing scallops. 

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Industry Advice - Common Skate

Industry advice on the identification and conservation of the Common Skate 

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