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Breakfast Information Events 2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019/Number of views (236)

Join us at our special Information Breakfasts for fishermen, processors and shellfish producers. Get the latest news and help on matters from quota management to food safety and trade. Learn more about the changes taking place and have your queries answered by experts from the relevant organisations. Plus talks on risk analysis assessment and the implications on fishery regulatory compliance from Brexit...

Annual Report 2017
Wednesday, November 14, 2018/Number of views (332)

The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority 2017 Annual Report has been published and is available at the following links:

SFPA 2017 Annual Report (Gaeilge)

SFPA 2017 Annual Report (English)


Wednesday, August 15, 2018/Number of views (595)

Clonakilty, 3rd August  Recreational fishing for lobster and crab continues to be a popular activity during the summer months. The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority, the sea-fisheries regulator, is reminding the public to comply with the regulations and best practice that govern the catching, selling and buying of crabs and lobsters. They are among a range of conservation measures introduced to support the sustainability of Ireland’s inshore fisheries and guarantee the traceability of the product, which is essential for food safety.Clonakilty, 3rd August

Inshore patrols to target un-licenced operators
Wednesday, August 15, 2018/Number of views (335)

Clonakilty, 5th June 2018 The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) will shortly commence a nationwide inshore fisheries patrol programme as part of its measures to help protect Ireland’s valuable crab, lobster and whelk fisheries and public health. Unlicensed operators will be specifically targeted during the programme, which will run until late autumn.  The SFPA are advising that anyone found to be non-compliant with sea-fisheries or seafood safety regulations will face prosecution...

SFPA warns against Bluefin tuna fishing
Wednesday, August 15, 2018/Number of views (599)

8th August  The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), is notifying all operators involved in recreational or sports fishing that seek to target Bluefin tuna that these fish are specifically protected under Irish law due to European conservations measures and it is illegal to catch, land or sell this fish. The SFPA is also reminding recreational fishing businesses that it is illegal to advertise fishing/charter trips targeting Bluefin tuna...

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