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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to some frequently asked questions relating to the sea-fisheries industry in Ireland. If you have any further queries, please contact us at one of our port offices or at our headquarters in Clonakilty, Co Cork.

 

Popular Questions

Please find answers to some of the most popular questions below. 

Weighing of Fishery Products at Landing

The SFPA wishes to provide you with information that will help you manage and comply with the new scenario of weighing of all fisheries products on landing.

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Click here to access Weighing System Approval Application Form

 

Please engage with your local Sea-Fisheries Protection Officer if you need additional information or clarification on this information document. 

How do I apply for a Fishing Vessel Licence?

Commercial sea fishing is regulated by the Fisheries Acts, 1959 to 2006. Any boat intended to be used for such fishing requires a licence under Section 4 of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 2003 (pdf) (as inserted by section 97 of the Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006), and it is an offence to engage in fishing without this authorisation. Applications for a licence can be made through the Department of Agriculture.

How do I get an update on how my application for a licence is progressing?

Updates can be obtained from the Department of Agriculture.

How do I apply for an Aquaculture Licence?

Applications can be made through the Department of Agriculture.

Where can I get an update on my application for an Aquaculture Licence?

Updates can be obtained from the Department of Agriculture.

How do I register as a Fish Buyer?

Details and applications can be found on Fishing NET, the Irish government's commercial sea-fishing network portal.

I am having problems with my Vessel Monitoring System, who can help me?

Find advice and guidelines on Vessel Monitoring Systems here.

What is the process for installing a Vessel Monitoring System?

Find advice and guidelines on Vessel Monitoring Systems here.