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Third Country Landings & Transhipment Notifications 

The IUU Regulations provide an improved framework for port state control, allowing EU Member State authorities to better monitor and supervise incoming fishing vessels and their catches. 

Prior Notifications

Access to designated ports in Ireland for services, landings and transhipments by third country fishing vessels will only be authorised when prior notification is submitted to the respective competent authority, giving at least three working days prior notice. The Prior Notification Document should be typed and not handwritten, for ease of understanding and clarity. Once completed, it should be emailed to Ireland's Fisheries Monitoring Centre (FMC) at fmcireland@defenceforces.ie for onward transmission. Respective validated Catch Certificates must be submitted at time of prior notification also, and should be sent with the Prior Notification Document to Ireland’s FMC for onward transmission to the single liaison office for verification purposes.

 

Transhipment Declaration

For transhipment operations to take place within a designated port in Ireland, a Prior Notification and validated Catch Certificate must have been provided (see above) to the respective competent authority. Once the latter has been completed a pre-transhipment declaration must be submitted, at least four hours before the intended transhipment operation time. The Pre-Transhipment Declaration should be typed and not handwritten, for ease of understanding and clarity. Once completed, it should be emailed to Ireland's FMC at fmcireland@defenceforces.ie for onward transmission.

 

Designated ports

Ireland has two ports that permit landings and transhipment operations of fishery products for third country vessels in accordance with Article 5 (2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1005/2008. These ports are Killybegs and Castletownbere.