The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014 provides that from 14 April 2015, every person has the following legal rights:
- The right to access official records held by public bodies as defined by the Act, in this case the SFPA
- The right to have personal information held on them corrected or updated where such information is incomplete, incorrect or misleading
- The right to be given reasons for decisions taken by public bodies that affect them
Details can be found in the Information Note at the link below
Making a request under the Act
Please send your request to:
Freedom of Information Unit
Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority
Tel: +353 23 885 9300
Fax: +353 23 885 9720
The SFPA publishes a list of all non-personal Freedom of Information (FOI) requests. You can access FOI request on the Disclosure Log .
The National Payments Plan (NPP), launched in April 2013 by the Department of Finance, has a primary aim of modernising and reducing the cost of Ireland’s payment system through the increased use of more efficient payment methods, thereby leading to increased competitiveness and efficiency.
To comply with this requirement, SFPA is no longer accepting payments by cheque and asks that payments are made by electric funds transfer.
The SFPA's bank details are as follows:
Bank of Ireland
Pearse Street, Clonakilty, Co Cork, Ireland
Sea Fisheries Protection Authority
National Sort Code (NSC);
90 26 10
Email for remittance advice:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know when you make a payment and what you are paying for, ie, either for a Data Protection or FOI request. Please also include your name in the narrative when making a payment.
Any personal data provided to the SFPA’s FOI Unit for the purpose of processing your FOI request will be held safely and securely by the FOI Unit. When the business need to retain this information has expired it will be examined with a view to destroying the personal data as soon as possible, and in line with SFPA policy. Further information on Data Protection can be found on our website at the link below.