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European Union (Common Fisheries Policy) (Point System) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 3 of 2014).

Document type
Fishery management and conservation Marine fisheries Foreign fishing Registration Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Offences/penalties
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe

These Regulations give effect to Article 92 of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1224/2009 establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the common fisheries policy, which requires the establishment of a point system to be applied in case of commitment of a serious infringement by any vessel within the EEZ of Ireland or by an Irish vessel. The accumulation of points for persistent serious infringements of the Common Fisheries Policy will lead to the suspension of a sea fishing boat licence or to the permanent withdrawal of a licence. The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority shall establish the system and be responsible for the assignment of points, whereas the Licensing Authority as defined by the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 2003 shall be responsible for the recording of points assigned to the licence of an Irish registered fishing vessel. The Regulations establish an independent appeals officer to hear appeals against the assignment of points.

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Council Regulation (EC) No. 1224/2009 establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the common fisheries policy, amending Regulations (EC) No. 847/96, (EC) No. 2371/2002, (EC) No. 811/2004, (EC) No. 768/2005, (EC) No. 2115/2005, (EC) No. 2166/2005, (EC) No. 388/2006, (EC) No. 509/2007, (EC) No. 676/2007, (EC) No. 1098/2007, (EC) No. 1300/2008, (EC) No. 1342/2008 and repealing Regulations (EEC) No. 2847/93, (EC) No. 1627/94 and (EC) No. 1966/2006.

Legislation | European Union | 2009 (2019)

Keyword: Access-to-information, Allocation/quota, Aquaculture, Aquatic animals, Artisanal fishing, Biodiversity, Certification, Coastal zone management, Cooperative/producer organization, Data collection/reporting, Enforcement/compliance, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing area, Fishing authorization, Fishing gear/fishing method, Fishing vessel, Foreign fishing, Harbour, Inspection, International organization, International trade, Landing, Marine fisheries, Marine fishes, Maritime zone, Marking/identification, Monitoring, Non-commercial fishing, Offences/penalties, Precautionary principle, Processing/handling, Protected fishing area, Protection of species, Registration, Seasons, Size, Standards, Total allowable catch, Traceability/product tracing, Transport/storage


Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 404/2011 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1224/2009 establishing a Community control system, for ensuring compliance with the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy.

Legislation | European Union | 2011

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Enforcement/compliance, Monitoring, Fishing vessel, Fishing authorization, Data collection/reporting, Inspection, International relations/cooperation, Fishery management and conservation, Foreign fishing, Authorization/permit


Repealed by

European Union (Common Fisheries Policy) (Point System) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 125 of 2016).

Legislation | Ireland | 2016

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, Foreign fishing, Registration, Institution, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties