Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation

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Registration as it was on 04 Dec 2023
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Lobbying Costs

300,000€ - 399,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

4 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation   (KFO)

    EU Transparency Register

    00745248690-02 First registered on 30 Apr 2012

    Goals / Remit

    Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation Ltd. (KFO) is a Producer Organisation (PO) incorporated under Irish and European law.

    The goals of the KFO are to ensure the members interests are represented within the boundaries of EU and national fisheries legislation, have access to all markets they are legally entitled to and are informed of changes including legislation, environmental and sustainability issues which may affect their fishing activities.

    KFO is governed by a Board drawn from members and re-elected annually. It is managed by a Chief Executive Officer who is instructed by the Board on matters of interest such as markets, technical developments, EU and national regulations, fishing opportunities and developments outside the fishing industry but which may directly or indirectly affect their business.

    Main EU files targeted

    Common Fisheries Policy (CFP); Common Organisation of the Markets (CMO);
    Pelagic Advisory Council (PELAC);
    Long Distance Advisory Council (LDAC);
    North Western Waters Advisory Council (NWWAC);
    Markets Advisory Council (MAC);

    EU Directives currently of major importance: Marine Strategy Framework; Single Use Plastics; Working Time; EU Green Deal (Climate Adaptation); Marine Spatial Planning. This list is not definitive and other EU Directives and legislation may assume greater importance in response to unforeseen developments.


    Head Office
    Bruach na Mara St. Catherine's Road Killybegs
    Co Donegal F94 DC8N
    EU Office
    Bruach na Mara St. Catherine's Road Killybegs
    Co Donegal F94 DC8N


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 25 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr John O'Donoghue 10 Sep 2014 08 Sep 2015
    Mr John O'Donoghue 02 Jul 2013 29 Jun 2014
    Mr john o donoghue 03 May 2012 17 Jun 2013

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    North Western Waters Advisory Council (NWWAC)
    Pelagic Advisory Council (PELAC)
    Long Distance Advisory Council (LDAC)
    Markets Advisory Council (MAC)
    European Association of Producers Organisations (EAPO)
    European Bottom Fishers Alliance (EBFA)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Other financial info

    Killybegs Fishermens Organisation Ltd is financed by Production and Marketing Plans (PMPs) funded via the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Member Subscriptions and providing support for survey/scientific work carried out by the Marine Institute/Bord iascaigh Mhara.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    KFO has been a partner of the EU-funded projects EfficientShip (LIFE), ACRUNET (Atlantic Area Programme) and
    MYFISH (FP7) and a

    Member of European Fisheries Alliance (EUFA) providing support and information throughout BREXIT negotiations between EU and United Kingdom and ongoing activities in this regard.

    KFO has a website ( to inform members and the public of its activities

    KFO publishes a quarterly Newsletter distributed to industry, relevant agencies and legislators and available on KFO website (

    KFO participates in all local events particularly of interest to the fishing community such as the annual "Blessing of the Fleet"

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    3 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

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