The public consultation on Ireland’s next Seafood Development Programme 2021-2027 is closing today, Friday, 21 February at 5.00pm

The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD launched an initial public consultation on 5 January 2020 to inform the development of a new operational programme for the sustainable development of the seafood sector for the 2021-27 period. 

The Programme will be developed in the context of the proposed EU Regulation on a European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), which is presently being negotiated by the EU co-legislators with a view to enactment in the Autumn of 2020.  The new operational programme will be co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union.

The deadline for submissions was extended until today at 5.00pm on Friday, 21 February 2020

A Public Consultation document and Questionnaire are available below.  The questionnaire is available at and this is the preferred method of response to the consultation.  Submissions may also be sent by email or post to the addresses below:

  • by email to
  • by post to – SDP 2021-27 Consultation, Marine Programmes Division, Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, National Seafood Centre, Clonakilty, Co Cork

Public consultation on Seafood Development Programme closing today

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