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SFPA Host Information Event for the Fishing Industry

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The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), the independent regulator for the sea-fishing and seafood sectors, is hosting a special Fishing Industry Information Breakfast for fishermen, processors and shellfish producers based in the south east areas on Tuesday 15th November 2016 as part of a series of  information events being held around the country over the coming months. Inspection requirements, landing obligations and technical measures are among the many topics that will be covered at the event, which is free to attend. 

The SFPA will be joined by representatives from a wide range of organisations including: the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine; Air Corps; BIM; FSAI; Marine Institute; Naval Service; Inland Fisheries Ireland; National Parks & Wildlife Service, Royal National Lifeboat Institute and the Workplace Relations Commission amongst others. They will provide information and help with queries on the latest developments and regulations as well as day to day matters relating to the industry including quota management, food safety and trade.

The SFPA Information Breakfast is taking place on Tuesday 15th November 2016 from 8am to 12pm at the Waterford Institute of Technology’s Sports Arena, West Campus Waterford.  Places are limited and anyone interested in attending is asked to register by emailing events@sfpa.ie by Friday 11th November 2016.  

Susan Steele, Chair, SFPA said: “There has been a great response to the events that have already taken place and we are looking forward to meeting many more fishermen, processors and producers in Waterford. The SFPA is committed to playing our part in ensuring the Irish fishing industry has a strong future. Advances in technology and production as well as new EU regulations are leading to significant changes in fishing industry practice in Ireland. These events are a one-stop opportunity for fishermen, processors and producers to learn more about these changes and have their queries on these or other important issues relating to the industry answered personally by experts from the relevant organisations.”  



Further information:

Eleanor Buckley, Communications Manager, Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority

Tel: 023 885 93 46/ 087 920 3658 or email eleanor.buckley@sfpa.ie.


Ger McCarthy, Weber Shandwick,

Tel: 01 679 8600/ 086 233 3590 or email: GMcCarthy2@webershandwick.com