The Sea-Fisheries Protection Consultative Committee

The Sea-Fisheries Protection Consultative Committee comprises 14 representatives from the Irish Marine Community. Members are appointed by the Minister under Section 48 of the Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006, which also describes the following functions for the Committee:

  1. To inform the SFPA of concerns and views of the sea-fisheries and seafood sectors regarding the functions of the SFPA.
  2. To seek to keep the sea-fisheries and seafood sectors generally informed of the applicable sea-fisheries law and food safety law, as well as of the standards, guidelines, practices and procedures operated by the SFPA in relation to the enforcement of that law.
  3. To advise the SFPA on keeping the burden on the sea-fisheries and seafood sectors generally of compliance with that law to the minimum possible consistent with the essential purposes and the effective enforcement of that law.
  4. To advise the SFPA of its views on the fairness and consistency of the operations of the SFPA.
  5. To seek the delivery of a high standard of service by the SFPA.
  6. The Consultative Committee shall have no function in relation to detailed operational matters or individual cases or groups of cases with which the SFPA is or may be concerned.
  7. The Minister or the SFPA may consult the Consultative Committee on any matters arising in relation to the functions of the SFPA.

 

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