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European Fisheries Legislation

NEIFCA Officers are responsible for the enforcement of a wide range of EU Fisheries Regulations including the following:

  • 850/98 which contains technical measures for the conservation of fishery resources, mesh sizes, fish sizes and catch composition
  • 2056/2001 which establishes additional technical measures for the recovery of stocks of cod in the North Sea and to the West of Scotland
  • 494/2002 which establishes additional technical measures for the recovery of stocks of hake in ICES IV and other sub areas
  • 517/2008 which contains rules for determining mesh sizes and twine thickness
  • 3440/84 which regulates the type and construction of attachments to nets


Fishing nets