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EU and International Policy

The EU & International section is responsible for sea fisheries policy at National, EU and International levels.  This Division plays the lead role in the development of national policy on sea fisheries issues.  The section negotiates policy at EU level, and oversees implementation of same in consultation and liaison with fishing industry and other relevant parties.  The unit also discharges a number of key reporting requirements, in particular the Oireachtas scrutiny of EU proposals.  The core policy goal of the Division is to maximise the long term contribution of the seafood sector to the economies of the coastal regions.