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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,...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fisheries Protection (2 Feb 2017)

Michael Creed: .... 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 overall...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Departmental Agencies Funding (9 May 2017)

Michael Creed: ...spending for 2017 is set out in tabular form below; funding for 2018 and 2019 will be subject to the normal budgetary procedures.  Please note that additional funding was received directly by SFPA from the European Union for Control & Enforcement for the period 2013 to 2015 and  I have requested SFPA to respond directly to the Deputy on that aspect. - 2013...

Written Answers — Fisheries Protection: Fisheries Protection (29 Apr 2010)

Brendan Smith: Operational aspects in relation to sea fisheries control operations are a matter for the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA). I have asked the SFPA to respond directly to the Deputy. I am not aware of a report in recent years into illegal bass fishing prepared by the a manager of the Southern Fisheries Board. The Federation of Irish Fishermen (FIF) has made a proposal to my Department...

Written Answers — Naval Service Patrols: Naval Service Patrols (24 Feb 2010)

Pat Carey: ...as the State's primary seagoing agency. On any given patrol day the Naval Service can carry out a number of taskings on behalf of other state agencies such as the Sea Fisheries Protection Agency (SFPA), an Garda Síochána and the Customs Service of the Revenue Commissioners. The SFPA is Ireland's competent authority for seafood safety and sea fisheries protection. Officials from my...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fisheries Protection (17 May 2016)

Michael Creed: .... In order to import fish or fishery products into Ireland from a non EU country the person who wishes to import fish/fishery products is required to register with the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA).  The SFPA and the Border Inspection Posts operate an agreed sampling plan, which is reviewed annually, to ensure that they meet the EU criteria with respect to potential...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fisheries Protection (28 Nov 2017) See 1 other result from this answer

Michael Creed: ...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. I should advise the Deputy that, whereas issues of a...

Tribunals of Inquiry (11 May 2010) See 1 other result from this debate

Tom Sheahan: ...an Irish boat in Killybegs that was found to be 4 kg over its quota. That is why we are here. Something needs to be done. As outlined by Deputy O'Keeffe, and from the evidence given to us by the SFPA, we are hammering our own fishermen. In 2008 the SFPA carried out 2,232 inspections of Irish vessels and only 746 of foreign vessels. Up to June 2009 there were 832 inspections of Irish...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fisheries Protection (17 May 2016)

Michael Creed: ...In order to import fish or fishery products into Ireland from a non EU country the person who wishes to import fish/fishery products is required to register with the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA).  The SFPA and the Border Inspection Posts operate an agreed sampling plan, which is reviewed annually, to ensure that they meet the EU criteria with respect to potential...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fish Imports (16 Sep 2016)

Michael Creed: ...In order to import fish or fishery products into Ireland from a non EU country the person who wishes to import fish/fishery products is required to register with the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA).  I have asked the SFPA to provide import figures through Irish BIPs for whole lobster from Canada and the United States directly to the Deputy. Imports to the EU outside of...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fishing Industry Data (17 May 2016)

Michael Creed: ...to import fish or fishery products into Ireland from a non EU country the person who wishes to import fish/fishery products is required to register with the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA). The SFPA was set up by the Oireachtas under the Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006 as the independent Authority for the implementation of sea-fisheries and seafood law from...

Written Answers — Fisheries Protection: Fisheries Protection (20 Nov 2007)

Mary Coughlan: The Sea Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006, provided for the establishment of the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA). This independent authority was established on January 1st 2007. The Act clearly provides that the Authority is independent in the exercise of its functions and as such I have no remit as to its work programme or its relationships with other bodies. The act...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Food Labelling (19 Feb 2013)

Simon Coveney: ...and is discharged by the official agencies who operate under Service Contract to the FSAI, as part of their supervisory role and enforcement activities. The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), under service contract with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) enforces the Regulations up to the level of wholesale. Labelling checks are carried out in establishments as part of...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fishing Vessel Licences (8 Oct 2013)

Simon Coveney: .... Under the Sea Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act, 2006, operational issues concerning sea fisheries control, such as recording landings, are a matter for the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) and the Naval Service. I have asked the SFPA to respond directly to the Deputy's request by giving landings in Irish ports as a indicator of the fishing activity in the areas.

Topical Issue Debate: Fisheries Protection (8 Jul 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Simon Coveney: ...the rules. Breaking the rules means that other people lose out. To be consistent with European law, the primary responsibility in terms of enforcement lies with the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority, SFPA, which is an independent law enforcement agency of the State. I do not get involved in its day-to-day operations, nor should I. It has a difficult job to do but its job is to provide...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fish Exports (24 Nov 2015)

Simon Coveney: In 2010, Ireland secured market access in China for live crab through bi-lateral co-operation between the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) and their Chinese counterparts. This access built on previous arrangements for fisheries products and has more recently been part of wider trade missions to expand the access for Irish food and seafood products in China. In the specific case of...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Live Exports (24 Nov 2015)

Simon Coveney: In 2010, Ireland secured market access in China for live crab through bi-lateral co-operation between the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) and their Chinese counterparts. This access built on previous arrangements for fisheries products and has more recently been part of wider trade missions to expand the access for Irish food and seafood products in China. In the specific case of...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fisheries Offences (24 Mar 2015)

Simon Coveney: ...Control Regulation EU No. 1224 of 2009 and implementing Rules EU No. 404 of 2011 to assign points to a licence holder of a fishing vessel where a serious infringement has been detected. Where the SFPA detects an infringement which it determines to be serious, it will notify the licence holder that it proposes to assign the appropriate number of points to the licence. The licence holder is...

Written Answers — Decentralisation Programme: Decentralisation Programme (17 Oct 2007)

Eamon Ryan: ...10 to 13 staff in decentralised posts relocated from Dublin by end 2007. Of these additional staff, 3-5 are expected to be new recruits. In relation to the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), the Decentralisation Programme initially provided for the relocation, from Dublin to Clonakilty, of four Sea Fishery Officer posts and one Seafood Control Manager post of the then Seafood...

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