Designated Ports & Hailing

Under EU and Irish legislation there are requirements to provide prior notification of landings or ‘hailing’. This procedure is in place for both national and foreign vessels. 

Notifications must be submitted to the competent authority, which in Ireland is the Fisheries Monitoring Centre. Contact details for the FMC are available here

Masters of vessels fitted with ERS that are engaged in fisheries of stocks subject to a multi-annual plan must submit a Prior Notice of Landing (PNOL) at least four hours before landing. These multi-annual plan species are listed on the European Commission website. These include cod in ICES VIa & VIIa and hake in VI & VII.

Masters of Irish sea-fishing boats must also send a PNOL if they intend to land or tranship 150 kilograms or more of monkfish (ANF) lophiidae.

In addition, certain quantities and species of fish must be landed into designated ports. The table below lists the designated ports in Ireland and the species for which they are designated. 

Designated Ports

Community fishing vessels landing species subject to Multi Annual Plan

 

Hake greater than 2 tonnes

Cod greater than 2 tonnes

Pelagic Species more than 10 tonnes

Deep Sea Species more than 100kg

Blue Fin Tuna BFT

Monkfish greater than 750kg

Designated Ports Community

All ICES Zones

ICES Sub Areas

All ICES Zones

All ICES Zones

   

Fishing Vessels

 

VIIa & VIa

       

An Daingean

YES

 

YES

YES

YES

YES

Ballycotton

         

YES

Baltimore

YES

 

YES

 

YES

YES

Castletownbere

YES

 

YES

YES

YES

YES

Clogherhead

YES

YES

   

YES

YES

Cobh

 

YES

     

YES

Duncannon

   

YES (HERRING)

     

Dunmore East

YES

YES

YES

   

YES

Fenit

     

YES

   

Galway

     

YES

   

Greencastle

YES

YES

 

YES

 

YES

Howth

YES

YES

YES

 

YES

YES

Killybegs

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Kilmore Quay

YES

       

YES

Kinsale

YES

       

YES

Rathmullan

   

YES

     

Port of Cork

 

YES

YES

     

Ros a Mhil

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 Renard

 YES

         

Rosslare

         

YES

Schull

YES

       

YES

Union Hall

YES

   

YES

YES

YES