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

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

SFPA Information Event

Inspection requirements, landing obligations and technical measures are among the many topics that will be covered at a special Fishing Industry ...

Thursday, January 07, 2016


29th December 2015, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.     Over 2,745 inspections of fishing vessels¹ were undertaken within the ...

Friday, November 13, 2015

Statement from the SFPA on the Margiris

The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority, the independent regulator responsible for the enforcement of the State’s sea-fisheries regulations, ...

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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