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Written Answers — Departmental Bodies: Departmental Bodies (2 Apr 2008)

Mary Coughlan: In reply to the Deputy, the position of my Department in relation to his question is as follows: Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) Established on the 1st January 2007, the primary purpose of the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) is to manage Sea Fisheries Protection and Seafood Safety. The SFPA have a vital role to play in overseeing fishing activities in our waters in...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fish Quotas (13 May 2014)

Simon Coveney: Under the Sea Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act, 2006, the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) is independent in the exercise of its functions and operational matters concerning sea fisheries control are a matter for the SFPA. I have received letters over the recent past which have made allegations regarding illegal fishing activity. I asked my Department to forward the...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fishing Industry Data (27 Feb 2018)

Michael Creed: The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) is statutorily responsible for the collation of data on catch and landing records for sea-fisheries including the mussel seed fishery. The SFPA is independent in the performance of its functions. I will forward the Deputy’s question to the SFPA for attention as appropriate.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fishing Industry Data (8 Oct 2019)

Michael Creed: The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) is statutorily responsible for the collation of data on catch and landing records for sea-fisheries including the mussel seed fishery. The SFPA is independent in the performance of its functions. I will forward the Deputy's question to the SFPA for attention as appropriate.

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fisheries Protection (25 Sep 2014)

Simon Coveney: ..., together. Firstly, may I say thatall matters relating to the operational enforcement of sea fisheries law are, by Statute, matters appropriate to the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA). The SFPA is the independent law enforcement agency of the State for sea fisheries law. As Minister, I do not have responsibility in relation to the issues raised by the Deputy....

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Illegal Fishing Allegations (26 May 2015)

Simon Coveney: ...replies, from time to time I receive allegations or such allegations are sent to the Department in relation to illegal fishing activity. In every instance, these allegations are sent to either the SFPA and/or An Garda Síochána, as appropriate, for investigation. In respect of the letters received in relation to Castletownbere allegations of illegal fishing, I arranged to have...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fisheries Protection (17 Dec 2015)

Simon Coveney: I received this request some time ago and consulted the SFPA in relation to the request for the designation of Renard Pier, Co. Kerry for landings of Monkfish and Hake. Please note that under the Sea Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act, 2006, the SFPA is responsible for operational issues concerning sea fisheries control. The SFPA advised that as Renard Pier is capable of dealing...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Harbours and Piers (4 May 2016)

Simon Coveney: The issue of designation of Renard pier for landings of hake has been under discussion over the past months involving the SFPA which is responsible for operational issues concerning sea fisheries control, the Irish Fish Processors and Exporters Association and the operator concerned. I have now been advised by the SFPA that it can recommend that Renard Pier be designated for landings of Hake...

Written Answers — Departmental Agencies: Departmental Agencies (14 Oct 2008)

Brendan Smith: In the period referenced by the Deputy, one Agency, the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), was established on 1 January 2007 and came under the aegis of this Department in June 2007. It is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of National and EU Regulations on Sea Fisheries Protection and Seafood Safety. The budget in 2007 for the SFPA was €10.95 million with an...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Live Exports (15 Dec 2015)

Simon Coveney: Further to my reply to the Deputy’s question on 24 November 2015, the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) issued a formal response to the communication from the Chinese authorities on Friday 27 November and circulated a copy of the response to representatives of the Irish live crab export industry. The SFPA response, inter alia, puts forward Ireland’s views on the...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Live Exports (17 Dec 2015)

Simon Coveney: Further to my reply to the Deputy’s question on 19 November 2015, the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) issued a formal response to the communication from the Chinese authorities on Friday 27 November and circulated a copy of the response to representatives of the Irish live crab export industry. The SFPA response, inter alia, puts forward Ireland’s views on the...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fisheries Offences (9 Oct 2014)

Simon Coveney: Firstly, may I say that all matters relating to the operational enforcement of sea fisheries law are, by Statute, matters appropriate to the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA).  The SFPA is the independent law enforcement agency of the State for sea fisheries law. As Minister, I do not have responsibility in relation to the issues raised by the Deputy. Responsibility in these...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fisheries Protection (15 Jan 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Simon Coveney: ...take Questions Nos. 96 and 97 together. All matters relating to the operational enforcement of sea fisheries law are, by Statute, matters appropriate to the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA). The SFPA is the independent law enforcement agency of the State for sea fisheries law. In the normal course, the SFPA do not report or discuss specific allegations of unlawful fishing or...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Live Exports (31 Jan 2017)

Michael Creed: In my reply to the Deputy on 2 February 2016 I set out the details of steps which had been taken up to that point by the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) to seek a resolution to the issue with the Chinese import authorities and the Irish live crab exporters on this issue.  The SFPA continues to work on a technical level with Chinese import control officials on this supported by...

Written Answers — Fisheries Protection: Fisheries Protection (14 Dec 2011)

Simon Coveney: The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) are responsible for the collation of landing data. Outlined as follows are figures for all landings (Irish, EU and Non-EU vessels) at Irish ports by weight since 2007. Year Weight 2010 245,856 2009 222,327 2008 149,214 2007 198,478 The figures shown have been provided by the SFPA and are available on their website at www.sfpa.ie . There are...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fisheries Protection (25 Nov 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 is...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fish Landings (6 Apr 2016)

Simon Coveney: 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 2014 amounted to a total of 35,004 tonnes with a value of €82.1 million. Final figures for 2015 are not currently...

Naval Service Operations (21 Sep 2011)

Dara Calleary: ...Harrington prior to the recess. Given that there were 1,100 operations and boardings to the end of this month and given the close relationship between the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority, SFPA, and the Naval Service, is there any element of cost recovery on the part of the Naval Service from either the SFPA or the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food? Without the Naval...

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fisheries Protection (10 Oct 2018)

Michael Creed: I am not aware if the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) has made representations to the Department of Defence or the Naval Service in relation to the matter referred to by the Deputy. 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. Under the Sea Fisheries and...

Written Answers — Fisheries Protection: Fisheries Protection (1 Oct 2008)

Brendan Smith: The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) is the body responsible for the collection of all data relating to sea-fisheries under national and Community law. I have asked the SFPA to revert directly to the deputy on these matters.

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