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SFPA Mission & Vision

Established under the provisions of the Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006, the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) is Ireland's competent authority for seafood safety and sea fisheries protection. 

Our mission

"The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority is committed to the effective and fair regulation of the sea-fishing and seafood sectors that fall within our mandate. This means all fishing vessels operating within Ireland's 200‐mile limit, Irish fishing vessels wherever they operate, and all seafood produced in Ireland wherever it is marketed.”

Our vision

“Seas full of fish, coasts full of jobs.”

Our commitment

In support of the mission and vision statements, the SFPA is committed to ensuring;

  • the effective and fair regulation of the sea-fishing and seafood sectors that fall within our mandate. This means all fishing vessels operating within Ireland’s 200 mile limit, Irish fishing vessels wherever they operate, and all seafood produced in Ireland wherever it is marketed.
  • that our stakeholders have the utmost trust and confidence in the integrity, quality and efficiency of our operations and in our effective contribution to the delivery of the shared vision for the marine resources surrounding Ireland.
  • the application of the law in a fair, consistent and sensible manner, treating people with impartiality, transparency and respect, whether large operators or small.
  • that we innovate continuously to simplify processes and improve effectiveness and build partnerships and consultation mechanisms with all our stakeholders to work successfully towards the achievement of our common goals.