Regulating crustacean pot fisheries in Ireland

There is little appetite for managing wild capture fisheries in Ireland because the political establishment and responsible government department dislike confrontation with the industry. Token regulation conforms to one of three models: The rules are clear and sound but they are poorly enforced or not enforced at all. The legislation is deficient because it is incompetently drafted, which allows the …

INTRODUCING IRELAND’S FISH PRODUCER ORGANISATIONS

IT IS FORTY YEARS since Ireland’s first Fish Producer Organisation (FPO) came into existence but it is only three weeks since their membership was revealed, following a protracted struggle to extract the information from the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM).[i] FPOs WERE CREATED to perform as agents of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) in the 1970s. At the time, …