About Us


Irish Fish Producers Organisation Ltd

The Irish Fish Producers’ Organisation is a national body representing owners of commercial sea-fishing vessels of all sizes.

It was established at the instigation, and with the support, of the EU as part of the organisational structure necessary for the operation of the Common Fisheries Policy.

Formed in 1975, it is the longest-established fish producers’ organisation in the State. It’s membership is made of fishers who are based coast-wide. The Organisation is concerned with the management of member’s fishing activities, both catching and marketing, with a view to making the best use of the available fish stocks and optimising returns. The IFPO represents those engaged in Pelagic, Whitefish, Shellfish and Inshore sectors.

We have specific responsibilities under various EU Regulations. We maintain a watching brief on developments impacting on members’ commercial activities and contribute to the formation of the fisheries policy through various Government and EU Committees.

The IFPO comprises a Board of Directors elected by members, a Chief Executive, and a supporting secretariat based in Dublin.We are linked to counterparts in other member states through the European Association of (fish) Producers Organisations (EAPO).

Board of Directors

Aodh O'Donnell

Aodh O'Donnell

CEO of the Irish Fish Producers Organisation (IFPO)

Niall Connolly Chair Supreme Fishing Company

Aodh O Donnell

Secretary CEO
Frank Doherty Premier Fishing / Premier Trawlers Limited
Kevin Downey Cloughlin Fisheries Limited
Barry Faulkner Oriel Seafoods
Stevie Joyce Oileán an Óir Limited
John Kirwan Agronaut 1V
Colum Browne
Cara Rawdon Catherine R Limited
Michael Flannery Iasc Geal Teoranta
Owen Keane Dingle Fishing Limited

Accountant: Mitchell Browne & Associates, Ashbourne Co. Meath

Auditors: J D O Sullivan & Co, Certified Public Accountants, 9 Ormonde Court, Ormonde Road, Kilkenny,

Registration Number 3542 R The Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1893 – 2014