Below are some frequently asked questions regarding commercial fishing. If you have any further queries, please contact us at one of our port offices or at our headquarters in Clonakilty, Co Cork.
Commercial fishing is fishing where the fishermen are engaged in the business of catching fish for commercial purposes. In Ireland, enforcement of commercial sea-fishing legislation comes under the remit of the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority.
For the purposes of any commercial fishing, a vessel must be registered as a sea-fishing boat and must have a sea-fishing boat licence. Under Section 75 of the Sea-Fisheries & Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006, the use of an unregistered boat for commercial sea-fishing will make the master and owner liable to a fine of €5,000. Under Section 4 of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 2003, a person who commercially fishes for sea-fish or attempts to fish for sea-fish without a sea-fishing boat licence will be liable to a fine of €500.
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If you have any questions, please contact us at one of our port offices or at our headquarters in Clonakilty, Co Cork.