Below are some frequently asked questions regarding diving for fisheries products. If you have any further queries, please contact us at one of our port offices or at our headquarters in Clonakilty, Co Cork.
Bye Law No. 533 of 1966 prohibits the taking of shellfish by skin diving. It does not prohibit the taking of fish.
Bye Law No. 533 of 1966 prohibits the taking of shellfish by skin diving.
Paragraph 3 of 533 of 1966 states that skin diving "includes the use by any person of apparatus or equipment of any kind which would enable him while immersed in water to breathe without returning to the surface". The use of the word “includes” on paragraph 3 could imply that skin diving is not restricted to persons using apparatus or equipment. Thus, any form of skin diving for shellfish, either free diving or assisted, is prohibited.
There is currently no prohibition in place on diving for sea fish.