The SFPA states that the UK-registered fishing vessel, the Govenek of Ladram has been detained at Castletownere for alleged fishing infringements. Photo: Laurence Hartwell
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) today states that a fishing vessel, the Govenek of Ladram has been detained following the detection of a suspected infringement of EU fisheries regulations by Sea-Fisheries Protection Officers of the SFPA during an inspection.
The officers were on board the European Fisheries Control Agency’s (EFCA) chartered vessel, AEGIS 1, in the Celtic Sea as part of EFCA’s joint deployment plan for Western waters.
The AEGIS 1 escorted the fishing vessel into Castletownbere, at the SFPA’s request, where it is being detained for the suspected infringement of fishing gear regulations.
EFCA organises joint fisheries control and inspection activities under joint deployment plans with national sea-fishing regulatory authorities, including the SFPA.
Source: Press Release