Seafood Safety

The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of National and EU legislation which deals with health conditions for the production and placing on the market of fish, shellfish and fisheries products through a service contract with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

The SFPA carries out official controls in seafood safety on an ongoing basis along the seafood chain from boat up to but excluding retail stage (on fishing vessels, in shellfish production areas, in establishments handling preparing and processing seafood). The Health Service Executive has responsibility for official controls in the retail sector (fish mongers, catering establishments)


SFPA staff at headquarters and at our port offices will be happy to provide advice and guidance on any Sea Food Safety queries.

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