National Seafood Survey – Fisheries

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

National Seafood Survey – Fisheries (NSS) National Seafood Survey – Fisheries (NSS)


On-Line Portal Registration

The NSS has now moved to an on-line platform which aims to make the process of providing data easier and also increases data security.


The platform will lead you through questions based on the size of your vessel with larger vessels (>10m) being asked additional questions and will require the registration of your accountant to complete the economic part of the survey.

Watch how to complete the following surveys:


The data you submit is grouped into fleet segments and submitted to the EU in accordance with EU Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2021/1167. No individual vessels/entity/person can be identified from the data submitted. This economic information on the operation of the Irish Fishing fleet helps to inform European fisheries managers and policy makers.



Your participation in this survey is much appreciated.


Your rights under GDPR

BIM as a data controller, gathers and processes personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Irish Data Protection Act 2018 and other, applicable laws. For further information see our Data Protection Policy


For More Information

EU MAP Executive/National Seafood Survey Coordinator

Dr Sarah Perry