The National Seafood Survey is moving online – Deadline extended to Friday 16th January 2022

The National Seafood Survey is conducted annually by Bord Iascaigh Mhara, BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency. All active fishing vessels are invited to submit economic, employment and operational details for their previous year’s activities. This year, BIM has moved this paper-based survey to an online system. The aim is to improve the ease at which fishers can provide National fisheries data to demonstrate the positive economic impact of the sector in our regional, coastal communities.

Providing the economic information requested is of particular importance to every fisher in Ireland, due to the fact that the EU sees economic data as a critical and necessary component in the development of long-term management plans, policy direction and allocation of funding. The National Seafood Survey is supported by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.

The Survey is now live. To begin, you will need to register your details by logging on to:

A series of ‘how to’ videos will soon be available on and participants can email or call 087 394 0763 for assistance, if required.

The deadline for receipt of surveys is 12 noon on Friday 16th January 2022.



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Mairéad Mallon, M: 087 9197 312, E: