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Sea Fishing (Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing) Order (Northern Ireland) 2018 (S.R. No. 106 of 2018).

United Kingdom
Territorial subdivision
Northern Ireland
Document type
Marine fisheries Fishery management and conservation Enforcement/compliance Landing Transshipment Inspection Offences/penalties Foreign fishing
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe

This Order enforces in Northern Ireland Council Regulation (EC) No 1005/2008 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1010/2009 establishing restrictions and obligations relating to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. It applies to Northern Ireland fishing boats, wherever they are, and to other fishing boats within the Northern Ireland zone. The Order, among other things: designates the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs as the competent authority for the purposes of the Council and the Commission Regulations; provides for controls on movement of consignments of fishery products; permits movement of such consignments under certain circumstances; provides for the refusal of importation or permission to use transshipment facilities in circumstances where a landing or transshipment declaration has not been submitted in accordance with Article 8 of the Council Regulation or Article 3 of the Commission Regulation; provides for a right of appeal to a court of summary jurisdiction in circumstances where importation or permission to use transshipment facilities is refused; and provides for powers of British sea-fishery officers.

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References - Legislation


Council Regulation (EC) No. 1005/2008 establishing a Community system to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, amending Regulations (EEC) No. 2847/93, (EC) No. 1936/2001 and (EC) No. 601/2004 and repealing Regulations (EC) No. 1093/94 and (EC) No. 1447/1999.

Legislation | European Union | 2008 (2023)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, Fishing vessel, Offences/penalties, Enforcement/compliance, Landing, Inspection, International relations/cooperation, High seas, International trade, Transshipment, Fish products, Early warning system, Foreign fishing


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 Regulation (EC) No. 1010/2009 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1005/2008 establishing a Community system to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

Legislation | European Union | 2009 (2020)

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Enforcement/compliance, Inspection, Harbour, Monitoring, Fishery management and conservation, Foreign fishing


Amended by

Fisheries (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.R. No. 209 of 2019).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2019

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Subsidy/incentive, Enforcement/compliance, Foreign fishing, Marine fishes, Fish products