Open Data Statement

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.

About Open Data

Open Data is data that can be freely use, re-used and re-distributed by anyone, subject only at most, to the requirement to attribute and share alike.

Open Data Handbook

To submit an Open Data Request to the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority please email


More about legal requirements:

European legislation on open data

S.I. No. 376/2021 - European Union (Open Data and Re-use of Public Sector Information) Regulations 2021