Privacy Policy


Apart from the Contact Us section of the Website, the SFPA does not collect any personal data about you on its website. Any personal information that you volunteer to the SFPA (for example by filling out the online contact us form) will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with current Data Protection legislation and Regulation (EU) No 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation). Any information that you provide in this way is used by the SFPA only in line with the purpose for which you provided it and as governed by the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner

The SFPA uses cookies and collect aggregated data as described below, to optimise the service we provide through. We also recommend that you review the Privacy Policy of any website accessed through the SFPA website as these sites may be subject to different privacy practices. The SFPA is not responsible for these websites nor for the information made available thereon.

As you browse this website, the pages you visit are monitored to give aggregate statistics about visitors to our site and their preferences. No information is collected that could be used by us to identify individual visitors on the website.

Whenever a page is requested from our web server, the time, date and URL of the request, along with information on the browser software that is being used may be recorded. This information is used to improve the structure and performance of the SFPA website in order to provide you with better services.

The pattern of visitor usage across the SFPA website may also be tracked using a facility called a cookie. This cookie identifies and recognises the computer (but not the person using the computer) when you visit the SFPA website.

Cookies are pieces of information that a website can transfer to a computer hard drive for record keeping. Cookies can make using the SFPA website easier by storing information about your preferences on a particular website. This will enable you to take full advantage of the services that the SFPA offer. The use of cookies is an industry standard and you'll find most major websites use them. Most Internet browsers are pre-set to accept cookies. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can adjust your Internet browser to disable cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used. Further information on cookies is provided later in this statement.

Security of Information

The SFPA maintains this website to enhance access for stakeholders and other interested parties to information about fisheries conservation, food safety and the SFPA. Our goal is to keep this information up to date and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them as quickly as possible. (Please contact  to report any errors).


Manage your cookie settings here:

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small data file that a website places on your hard drive for future use. Cookies can record your preferences when visiting a particular site and can help identify visitor trends for statistical analysis of our site. This can enable us, over time, to provide a better experience on our site by improving content, modifying navigation and generally making our site more user-friendly.

Without cookies, a web server has no memory of anything about a visitor's previous visits. It is important to note that accepting cookies used on our site does not give us access to any personal information.

 Most browsers automatically accept cookies by default, but you can usually refuse cookies or selectively accept certain cookies by adjusting the preferences in your browser. The location of the cookies depends on the browser. Internet Explorer stores each cookie as a separate file under a Windows sub-directory. Netscape stores all cookies in a single cookies.txt file. Opera stores them in a single cookies.dat file.

Google Analytics uses 1st party cookies to anonymously and in aggregate report on visits to our website. Visit the Google Analytics website for more information on How Google Analytics Uses Cookies.

You can find information on how to adjust your cookie preferences for popular browsers at the following websites (these links will open in a new window):

    Microsoft Internet Explorer:

    Mozilla Firefox:

    Details on managing cookies for other browsers are also available at

The material on our website, the software, design, text and graphics comprised in the site and the selection and layout of the site are owned or licensed to us and protected by copyright under the laws of Ireland and other countries. You may view this website and its contents using your web browser and save an electronic copy of the website solely in the usual operation of your web browser in visiting the site.

You must not otherwise reproduce, transmit (including broadcast), adapt, distribute, sell, modify, publish, communicate to the public or otherwise use any of the material on the site, except as permitted by Copyright legislation or with SFPA’s prior written consent.

The SFPA website contains links to other websites (“linked websites”). Those links are provided for convenience only, and the SFPA cannot guarantee that they will remain current or continue to be maintained. The SFPA are not responsible for the content or privacy practices associated with linked websites.

Our links with linked websites should not be construed as an endorsement, approval or recommendation by us of the owners or operators of those linked websites, or of any information, graphics, materials, products or services referred to or contained on those linked websites, unless and to the extent stipulated to the contrary.