The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) has issued a reminder to recreational fishers on regulations regarding crab and lobster fishing
“We are also reminding all recreational fishers, of the allowance applicable under the regulations which facilitates the catch for personal use only and not for resale. Further to this, I would appeal to the public to ensure that they only purchase seafood from legitimate sources which are those that are legally entitled to supply and sell sea-fisheries products on a commercial basis. This is vitally important. Purchasing illegally caught fish means your food comes outside of systems designed to ensure future sustainability and may present a risk to public health and risks damaging the positive reputation regarding the quality and authenticity of Ireland’s seafood. As we look ahead to the summer season, it is important that we all play our part and ensure that sustainability and the safety of sea-fisheries products is at the forefront of all fishing activities.”
The SFPA urges anyone who suspects illegal fishing or activity that could compromise food safety to contact the regulator directly or by calling the SFPA confidential telephone line at 1800 76 76 76.