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EU Control Regulations

The EU Commission has approved a number of plans submitted by the SFPA that will allow for derogation from the most restrictive elements of the weighing on landing regulation Art 60 of EU 1224/2009.

Control Plan

The Control Plan permits fishery products to be weighed after transport from the place of landing in the Republic of Ireland provided that they are transported to a destination in the Republic of Ireland. Registered fish buyers proposing to use this derogation must apply to the SFPA for a permit.

Sampling Plan

The Sampling Plan allows for a situation where not all of the catch must be weighed on landing provided that the fishery products are landed in standardised boxes; in such cases, a representative sample may be used. The size of the representative sample is determined on the basis of a risk assessment.

This  does not apply to some species, namely pelagic species subject to the provisions of Art 78 of 404/2011; species that are always weighed after landing, eg blue whiting and boarfish, tuna, monkfish (ANF), lobster and crayfish; and all the fishery products not stored in standardised boxes, including those stored in bulk.

Sampling Plan Art 60(1) EU 1224/2009

Weighing Onboard Sampling Plan

The Weighing Onboard Sampling Plan applies the principles of sampling where the master is approved to weigh onboard.