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Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fishing Vessel Licences (16 Dec 2016)

Michael Creed: ...same area of 2,535 tonnes fully achieved through swaps.  None of these swaps took place with Ireland. Operational issues in relation to sea fisheries control are a matter for the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA). The SFPA have advised that the vessel to which the deputy refers was recently operating within the Irish exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and has...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fish Landings (17 Nov 2016)

Michael Creed: The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) is the agency with responsibility for recording landings of fish (excluding farmed fish) into Irish ports. I am informed by the SFPA that landings of fish (excluding farmed fish) into Castletownbere Fishery Harbour Centre in 2015 amounted to a total of 45,762 tonnes with a value of €112.7 million. This shows a significant increase on 2014...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fish Landings (21 Jan 2016)

Simon Coveney: I propose to take Questions Nos. 79 and 81 together. In accordance with the Control Regulation EU 1224/2009, the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) is the competent authority for the compilation of landing data by Irish vessels. I have passed the request to the SFPA who will respond directly to the Deputy. The Irish authorities are not responsible for compiling data on landings or the...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fisheries Protection (13 Jul 2017)

Michael Creed: ...the Sea Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act, 2006, all operational issues of this nature concerning sea fisheries control are, as a matter of law, exclusively for the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) and the Naval Service.  I am precluded from getting involved in operational matters including in relation to law enforcement. In relation to the access so called...

Written Answers — Department of Defence: Fisheries Protection (9 May 2017)

Paul Kehoe: The Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006 establishes the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) as the competent Authority for securing efficient and effective enforcement of sea fisheries protection legislation and the sustainable exploitation of marine fish resources from the waters around Ireland. To this end, the SFPA has a Service Level Agreement with the Department of...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fish Landings (27 Nov 2019)

Michael Creed: ...concerning sea fisheries control are, as a matter of law, exclusively for the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority and the Naval Service. The issues arising in the administrative inquiry are operational matters for SFPA and, as Minister, I am precluded from getting involved in these matters. The information required by the Commission includes large amounts of primary data. I...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fisheries Protection (9 May 2017)

Michael Creed: As the Deputy may be aware, the monitoring and control of fishing vessels within Ireland’s Exclusive Fisheries Zone are matters for the Irish control authorities.   The SFPA and the Naval Service through the Fisheries Monitoring Centre monitor the movements of vessels when in our Exclusive Fisheries Zone, using the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS), Automatic Identification...

Written Answers — Department of Defence: Naval Service Vessels (23 May 2017)

Paul Kehoe: As the Deputy will be aware, the Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006 establishes the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) as the competent Authority for securing efficient and effective enforcement of sea fisheries protection legislation and the sustainable exploitation of marine fish resources from the waters around Ireland. To this end, the SFPA has a Service Level...

Written Answers — Departmental Agencies: Departmental Agencies (10 Nov 2009)

Brendan Smith: The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), an independent authority, was established under Sea Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006 on January 1st 2007. The total budget of pay, non-pay and capital for 2009 is €12.026m while the current total number of people working for SFPA is 103. The principal functions of the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority are— to secure efficient...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Annual Report of Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority: Discussion (27 Jun 2017) See 2 other results from this debate

Dr. Susan Steele: I thank the joint committee for the invitation. I will begin by addressing the late submission of our annual report for 2015. In the past the SFPA has been cited as the reason for our failure to meet the statutory deadline for the submission of annual reports. We have taken this matter seriously and are committed to, and have demonstrated, an improvement in our...

Written Answers — Harbours and Piers: Harbours and Piers (13 Nov 2007)

Mary Coughlan: ...Posts are the official portals for foods of Third Country origin into the European Community. On taking over responsibility for Fisheries, I asked the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) to set out for me the requirements that would have to be met to establish a Border Inspection Post at Killybegs. The SFPA have now given me an overview of the infrastructural and staffing...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fisheries Protection (1 Dec 2015)

Simon Coveney: ...Sea Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act, 2006, all operational issues of this nature concerning sea fisheries control are, as a matter of law, exclusively for the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) and the Naval Service. As Minister, I am precluded from getting involved in operational matters including in relation to law enforcement. The SFPA has advised me that it actively...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fish Quotas (7 Nov 2017)

Michael Creed: ...the National Inshore Fishermen’s Forum, 1 member of the Fish Producers and Exporters Association and 1 member of the Fishing Co-Operative Association), the Department and the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA). The whitefish quotas are generally managed on the basis of catch limits set for each month.  At the July 2017 monthly QMAC meeting, industry representatives...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Atypical Work Permit Scheme: Discussion (Resumed) (21 Sep 2017)

Dr. Susan Steele: I thank the committee members. The SFPA is the independent statutory body responsible for the regulation of the sea fisheries and the seafood production sectors. It promotes compliance with the EU Common Fisheries Policy, sea fisheries law and food safety law relating to fish and fish products, verifies compliance and, where necessary, enforces it. As a State agency, we...

Seanad: Order of Business (20 Nov 2013)

Denis O'Donovan: ...debate on the fishing industry. The whitefish fleet is at crisis point. In the past couple of days 15 boats were tied up at Kilmore Quay at the request of the sea fishery protection agency, SFPA. That is a ludicrous situation. Two boats had fish over quota but the SFPA tied up the entire fleet, a total of 21 boats, and put 115 jobs at risk. Our whitefish quotas are totally inadequate....

Written Answers — Fisheries Protection: Fisheries Protection (24 Mar 2009)

Brendan Smith: I understand that the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) recently participated in a Joint Deployment operation under the auspices of the Community Fisheries Control Agency (CFCA), a European Union body established in 2005 to organise operational coordination of fisheries control and inspection activities by the Member States, including the United Kingdom. The Joint Deployment Plans of...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fishing Fleet Protection (19 Jul 2016)

Michael Creed: ...xa0; Under the Sea Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act, 2006, all operational issues of this nature concerning sea fisheries control are, as a matter of law, exclusively for the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) and the Naval Service.  The Minister is precluded from getting involved in operational matters including in relation to law enforcement. In relation to the...

Written Answers — Food Industry: Food Industry (24 Sep 2008)

Brendan Smith: In order to import fish or fishery products into Ireland from a non EU country the importer is required to register with the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA). Fish or fishery products coming from a non EU country must go through an approved Border Inspection Post (BIP). There are three approved BIPs in Ireland, namely Dublin Port, Dublin Airport and Shannon Airport. The relevant BIP...

Select Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Estimates for Public Services 2018
Vote 30 - Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Revised)
(27 Mar 2018)

Michael Creed: I will get the figures for the Deputy as they run quite contrary to the public perception. There is quite a significant combined effort between the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority, SFPA, and the Naval Service in monitoring all compliance with fishing legislation by both Irish and other EU member state boats in our territorial waters. The figures for boarding and checking of compliance...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fish Landings (26 Feb 2013) See 1 other result from this answer

Simon Coveney: ...BIM, Irish processors and French industry during late 2012. All concerned are seeking to build on the success of this initiative in 2013. In relation to official controls carried out by the SFPA these are done in order to discharge Ireland's obligations under the Framework for the control of the Common Fisheries Policy in EU Waters as set out in Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009,...

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