National Seafood Survey - Fisheries

BIM conducts an annual survey in which all active vessels, over 10m LOA are requested to submit economic and operational details for their previous year’s activity.

‌‌‌The data is grouped by fleet segment and the information submitted in aggregated format to the EU in accordance with EU Data Collection Implementing Decision and Regulation ((EU) 2016/1251 and (EU) 2017/1004).  This economic information on the operation of the Irish Fishing fleet helps to inform European fisheries managers and policy makers. 

How do we collect the data?

Vessels over 10m

The data is collected in two survey forms. Please save the forms to your computer before completing. When you have completed the form you can press the submit button which will prompt you to email the form.

In the case of multi-vessel enterprise a separate form must be completed for each vessel.

Vessels under 10m

Vessels less than 10m in length will be requested to complete the following form on application for grant aid.

The forms may be:

  • completed electronically and submitted via email to  


  • printed, completed off-line and returned to:

FREEPOST : Licence No: DLY 107,
Bord Iascaigh Mhara,
Dun Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin.

Your involvement in the survey is much appreciated.

Emmet Jackson
Speak to me about: The DCF, Fisheries economics and statistics.
Direct: 353 (0)61 313 713
Mobile: 353 (0)87 1954675
Brian Burke
Speak to me about: The DCF Economic Survey and Fisheries Economics.
Direct: 353 (0)61 313 713