Fishing quota - additional allocation from 2024: consultation - business and regulatory impact assessment

Business and regulatory impact assessment to assess the impacts associated with the allocation of additional quota.

14. Enforcement, Sanctions and Monitoring

The enforcement of vessels operating within quota restrictions in sea fishing licences is undertaken by compliance staff. The monitoring of fishing activity and fishing vessels is undertaken daily.

Monitoring of quota utilisation is applied retrospectively and in conjunction with the sectoral groups. Where groups exceed their quota limits at the end of the calendar year, quota penalties and deductions can be applied to the group’s quota allocation in the following year.

To avoid such scenarios, a revocation of the authorisation to fish for an individual vessel or all vessels, managed by a group can be applied to the appropriate fishing licence(s).

No additional monitoring/enforcement or sanctions arise from the proposed change to the allocation of AQ.



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