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Inspection requirements, landing obligations and technical measures are among the many topics that will be covered at a special Fishing Industry Information Breakfast for fishermen, processors and shellfish producers in Dublin, Louth and Wicklow that is being hosted by the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) in Dublin on 18th May 2016. Further meetings are planned for: Castletownbere; Clonakilty; Dingle; Dunmore East; Killybegs and Ros a Mhil.  Details of these meetings will be announced in May.  

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; Naval Service; Inland Fisheries Ireland; Loughs Agency and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Northern Ireland. 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 first SFPA Information Breakfast is taking place on Wednesday 18th May 2016 from 8am to 12pm at the Maldron Hotel, Dublin Airport.  The event is free to attend but places are limited so anyone interested in attending is asked to register by emailing events@sfpa.ie by 13th May 2016.  

Susan Steele, Chair, SFPA said: “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. ”

 

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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

 

About the SFPA

The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority is the independent statutory body, legally charged with the State’s sea-fisheries law enforcement functions. The Authority enforces the EU Common Fisheries Policy and sea-fisheries law generally and food safety law relating to fish and fishery products.