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Open data and re-use of public sector information directive


The European Union (Open Data and Re-use of Public Sector Information) Regulations 2021 SI 376/2021 (the Open Data Regulations), which transposes into Irish law the Open Data and re-use of Public Sector information Directive) (EU) 2019/1024 (the Open Data Directive) mandates the release of public sector data in free and open formats . The overall objective of the Open Data Directive is to continue the strengthening of the EU’s data economy by increasing the amount of public sector data available for re-use, ensuring fair competition and easy access to public sector information, and enhancing cross-border innovation based on data.

The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority is committed to the principles of Open Data, in accordance with the national open data strategy. These principles are aimed at promoting innovation and transparency through the publication of Irish Public Sector data in open, free and reusable formats. The SFPA’s statistics are published with the  Creative Commons Attribution Licence.