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IRISH CONSULT ON FISH WEIGHING PLAN

IRISH CONSULT ON FISH WEIGHING PLAN

Irish consult on fish weighing plan. The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) of Ireland is holding a public consultation to gather feedback and opinion on a revised control plan for a derogation to weigh fish after transport in Ireland.

The online consultation is open until 18th June 2021. Submissions made will be used to inform the final document to be submitted to the EU Commission for its approval. The draft plan is available for review at SFPA.ie. Submissions are invited on the content, scope and implementation of the draft plan and should be emailed to: sfpaoperations@sfpa.ie .

Last April, the European Commission announced that it was revoking with immediate effect the derogation for the fishing industry to weigh fishery products following transport away from the place of landing. Currently all fishery products must be weighed at the place of landing before those products are transported, held in storage or sold. Sample weighing for certain fishery products landed in standardised boxes continues to be permitted.

Weighing of Fishery Products Guidelines

The Control Regulation requires the weighing of all fishery products at the place of landing before those products are transported, held in storage or sold.
The EU Commission revoked the Irish Control Plan for the weighing of fishery products after transport (Article 61 (1) of Council Regulation EC 1224/2009) on the 13th April 2021 with immediate effect.  The SFPA wishes to provide Industry with information that will help to manage and comply with the new scenario of weighing all fisheries products on landing.
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