Prior Notification & Designated Ports 

Masters of fishing vessels engaged in fishing for stocks subject to multiannual plan and fitted with ERS are required to provide prior notification of landing (PNO) as stated in EU and National legislation. This procedure is in place for both national and foreign vessels. Information on species that are subject to multi annual plan are listed on the European Commission Website.

Notification must be submitted to the competent authority at least 4 hours before the estimated time of entering port. The competent authority in Ireland is the Fisheries Monitoring Centre. Contact details for the FMC are available here

Masters of Irish sea-fishing vessels must also provide at least 4 hours notice (PNO) 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. S.I. No. 365 of 2019

Designated Ports

 

Pelagic Species including Blue Whiting

(Greater than 10 tonnes)

Deep Sea Species

(Greater than 100kg)

Blue Fin Tuna

(BFT)

Monkfish

(Greater than 750kg)

Designated Ports

Community Fishing Vessels

All ICES Zones

All ICES Zones

   

An Daingean

YES

YES

YES

YES

Ballycotton

     

YES

Baltimore

YES

 

YES

YES

Castletownbere

YES

YES

YES

YES

Clogherhead

   

YES

YES

Cobh

     

YES

Dunmore East

YES

  YES

YES

Fenit

 

YES

   

Galway

 

YES

   

Greencastle

 

YES

 

YES

Howth

YES

 

YES

YES

Killybegs

YES

YES

YES

YES

Kilmore Quay

     

YES

Kinsale

     

YES

Rathmullan

YES

     

Port of Cork

YES

  YES  

Ros a Mhil

YES

YES

YES

YES

 Renard

       

Rosslare

     

YES

Schull

     

YES

Union Hall

 

YES

YES

YES