Re-Exports & IUU Fishing

Where a third country vessel is landing fish into Ireland prior to a re-export to another third country, the exporter (or someone acting on their behalf, eg a forwarding agent), will need to ensure the Re-Export section of their Catch Certificate (or Consignment Certificate for Norwegian landings) is completed by a Sea Fisheries Protection Officer from the SFPA. 

Ireland has two designated ports for all third country landings and transhipments at port. These are Killybegs in Co Donegal and Castletownbere in Co Cork. Exporters will therefore need to contact the SFPA office in Killybegs or Castletownbere to request re-export approval.

Re-Export Certificates must be completed before the fish leaves Ireland for its final destination.  

The produce will not need a Re-Export Certificate if its final destination is another location within any EU Member State.