Vessel Monitoring System (VMS)
All Irish fishing vessels with a LOA greater than 12 metres that proceed to sea must have VMS fitted and operational.
If you require a VMS unit to be installed on your vessel please complete the form Irish VMS Contract 2023 and return to email@example.com
Electronic Recording & Reporting Systems (ERS)
Irish fishing vessels greater than 12 metres must be fitted with ERS (Electronic Log Book). The SFPA currently provide the laptop and software for this purpose. If you require ERS for your vessel you need to apply for a Security Certificate first. Please complete the following two forms Request for Webservice Client Certificate and WebService Agreement and then return to firstname.lastname@example.org
There are exemptions in place for one groups of vessels:
- Vessels used exclusively for aquaculture, in accordance with Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 404/2011, CHAPTER II, Section 1, Article 36, para 2
The above groups of vessels have been exempted from the requirements outlined in Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 404/2011 in relation to ERS