The National Seafood Survey– Fisheries: Deadline for survey returns is 31st January 2023

The National Seafood Survey, collecting data for 2021 operations, will remain open until the 31st of January 2023 deadline.

Completing the survey is a legal requirement (S.I. No 132 of 2010) and a condition of grant aid payment.

What is the purpose of the online survey?

The survey asks a series of questions about the financial and operational performance of fishing vessels and the demographics of the crew. The findings of the survey provide key data and insights into the status of Ireland’s fishing sector on an annual basis. The returns form the basis for the justification of national and EU grant aid programmes, focused on supporting the industry and coastal communities.

How do I register for the online survey?

Once your account has been confirmed by BIM, you will receive an email with a link to access the survey. Please note that this can take up to 24 hours on weekdays and 72 hours if you register over the weekend.

How do I complete the online survey?

The process is slightly different for over 10 metres vessels. The vessel owner completes the first section (i.e., vessel and crew questions), and their accountant completes the second section (i.e., income, expenditure, assets etc.)


Further help
If you experience technical difficulties registering or accessing the online survey, please email: or phone: 01-2144200 for technical support (Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm).