The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), the independent regulator for the sea-fishing and seafood sectors, is hosting an information breakfast for fishermen, processors and shellfish producers based in the west on Wednesday, January 25, as part of a series of information events being held around the country.

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Inspection requirements, landing obligations and technical measures are among the many topics that will be covered at this free event.

The SFPA will be joined by representatives from organisations including: the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine; Air Corps; BIM; FSAI; Marine Institute; Naval Service; Inland Fisheries Ireland; National Parks & Wildlife Service and the Workplace Relations Commission. They will provide information, and help with queries on the latest developments and regulations as well as day-to-day issues, such as quota management, food safety and trade.

“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,” remarked Susan Steele, SFPA chair. 

The event takes place from 8am to 12pm at the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Co Galway. Places are limited and anyone interested in attending is asked to register by emailing [email protected] by Friday 20th January 2017.