S.I. No. 22/2008 - Sea-Fisheries (Control of Catches) Regulations 2008

S.I. No. 22 of 2008


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 15th February, 2008.

I, MARY COUGHLAN, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by sections 3 and 14 of the Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006 (No. 8 of 2006) and the Sea-Fisheries, Foreshore and Dumping at Sea (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2007 ( S.I. No. 707 of 2007 ) (as adapted by the Agriculture and Food (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2007 ( S.I. No. 705 of 2007 )), for the purpose of giving full effect to Council Regulation (EC) No. 40/2008 of 16 January 2008 1 , hereby make the following regulations—

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Sea-Fisheries (Control of catches) Regulations 2008.

2. (1) In these Regulations “Quotas Regulation” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 40/2008 of 16 January 2008

(2) A word or expression that is used in the Quotas Regulations and is also used in these Regulations has, in these Regulations, the same meaning as in the Quotas Regulation.

3. A person shall not contravene a provision of the Quotas Regulation relating to—

(a) a sea-fishing boat within the exclusive fishery limits of the State,

(b) an Irish sea-fishing boat wherever it may be,

(c) buying, handling, weighing, trans-shipping, transporting, landing, processing, storing, documenting or selling fish within the State or the exclusive fishery limits of the State, or

(d) an obligation imposed by the Quotas Regulation, other than an obligation imposed on the State.

4. The Fishing Opportunities and Related conditions (No. 2) Regulations 2007 ( S.I. No. 70 of 2007 ) are revoked.


GIVEN under my Official Seal,

8 February 2008


Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.


(This note is not part of the instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation)

These Regulations provide for the provisions of Council Regulation (EC) No. 40/2008 of 16 January 2008 fixing for 2008 the fishing opportunities and associated conditions for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks applicable in Community waters and, for Community vessels, in waters where catch limitations are required.

1 O.J. No. L 19 of 23.1.2008, p. 1