Statutory guidance

Fishing vessel inspections

Codes of conduct for inspecting a fishing vessel at sea or in harbour.



Marine enforcement officers have a duty to carry out inspections of fishing vessels to monitor compliance with Fisheries Administration legislation. Inspections may be conducted at any time of the day or night.

The Marine Management Organisation performs inspections in a fair, courteous and professional manner and with sensitivity towards the needs of the fishing industry.

Published 11 June 2014
Last updated 5 January 2021 + show all updates
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