Third Country Landings and Transhipment Notifications
The IUU Regulation provides an improved framework for port state control, allowing EU Member State authorities to better monitor and supervise incoming fishing vessels and their catches. Access to designated ports in Ireland for services, landings and transhipments by third country fishing vessels will therefore only be authorised when prior notification is submitted to the respective competent authority, giving at least 3 working days prior notice. The ‘Prior Notification Document’ should be typed and not hand written, for ease of understanding and clarity. Once completed, it should be sent to Irelands Fisheries Monitoring Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org for onward transmission. Respective validated Catch Certificates must be submitted at time of Prior Notification also, and should be sent with the Prior Notification to Ireland’s FMC for onward transmission to Single Liaison Office for verification purposes.
Prior Notification Document for Third Country Vessels
For transhipment operations to take place within a designated port in Ireland, a Prior Notification and validated catch certificate must have been provided (see above) to the respective competent authority. Once the latter has been completed a pre-transhipment declaration must be submitted, at least 4 hours before the intended transhipment operation time. The Pre-transhipment Declaration should be typed and not hand written, for ease of understanding and clarity. Once completed, it should be sent to Irelands Fisheries Monitoring Centre at email@example.com for onward transmission.
Pre-transipment Declaration for Third Country Vessels
Ireland has two ports that permit landings and transhipment operations of fishery products for third country vessels in accordance with Article 5 (2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1005/2008. These ports are Killybegs and Castletownbere.
EU Designated Ports