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