The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) confirms that the European Commission has approved an interim Irish Control Plan for the weighing of fishery products after transport to a permitted premises in Ireland until the 30th April 2022. Furthermore, it has approved a Sampling Plan for the weighing of landings of fishery products landed into Ireland, and a Sampling Plan for weighing of landings of fishery products landed into Ireland, which have been weighed on board approved fishing vessels. Both Sampling Plans have been approved for three years.
Commenting on the European Commission decisions, Paschal Hayes, Executive Chairperson of the SFPA said: “The SFPA is pleased to have secured approval for the interim Control Plan and the approval of the Sampling Plans, which is a testament to work of the SFPA, in collaboration with industry. Work is ongoing towards securing European Commission approval for a fair and effective permanent Control Plan to be in place from 1st May.”
Copies of the plans are available here: Weighing of Fishery Products | Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (sfpa.ie)
The SFPA encourages vessel owners and those working in the industry to engage with their local SFPA Port Office or to visit www.sfpa.ie if they require additional information or clarification on items within the plans.