Who we are and what we do
The Fisheries Division of the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) undertakes to manage and protect fisheries and their supporting ecosystems within the Island and its territorial sea.
Licencing and enforcement are key to the management and protection of our fisheries. Monitoring of fishery stock levels and scientific-data assist our efforts; we also work with the fishing industry, anglers, wildlife and marine conservation groups and other stakeholders.
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Information for Isle of Man Vessel Owners in the event of a no deal Brexit – If you intend to make a direct landing into an EU country
Isle of Man Buyer and Sellers: If you currently export fish to the EU, you'll need to use the new digital services to create catch certificates and other export documents. Register today to prepare for a no deal Brexit.
Give prior notification to land fish in the EU. In a no-deal Brexit, you’ll need to give prior notification before you land fish directly from your UK flagged vessel in an EU designated port.
The UK have produced guidance on Exporting and importing fish if there’s no Brexit deal.
Partnership pack: preparing for changes at the UK border after a no deal EU exit. This partnership pack is designed to help you support businesses preparing for day one in the event of a no deal exit.
Technical Notices on Brexit, including fisheries matters, are on the Brexit Technical Notices webpage (under the Fourth Tranche).
The UK have produced guidance on exporting animals, animal products, fish and fishery products to the EU after EU Exit.
MMO Press Release: Fishermen urged to be Brexit ready by registering with the IMO
The Isle of Man Government has launched an online Brexit checklist for Isle of Man food manufacturers
Department of Environment Food and Agriculture
Thie Slieau Whallian
+44 1624 685857