Welcome to the website of the

Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation.


The KFO is committed to developing and advancing any sea fisheries issues of relevance to its members.

The KFO also acts as a fish producer organisation,

and is designated as such under EU regulations.


This website is design to provide on-line information to its members and other key audiences.We hope you find it a useful resource.

The KFO is a member of and works actively with fisheries organizations both nationally and internationally.

Below are some of these organizations, hover over the logo to see more.

Sean O Donoghue

Sean O Donoghue is CEO of Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation for nearly a decade and a half. He has a long established career in fisheries management having experience in the Department of Marine and BIM for twenty years prior to taking up his present position in 2000. He is a key player in a number of important fisheries areas both at national and European level and has been influential in ensuring the interests of the fishing industry are represented as necessary.


 He has worked closely with the Marine Institute since its establishment and has promoted better dialogue between fishermen and fisheries scientists through a series of research projects.  Under his guidance, KFO has been a proactive partner in a number of EU-funded projects:- Profet Policy, ACRUNET,  MYFISH and EfficientShip which reflect the significant capacity which he can make available to important science-industry projects.


Chairman of the European Association of Producer Organisations, an Executive Committee member on three Regional Advisory Councils and Chairman of Working Group 2 in the Pelagic RAC, Sean is also a member of the EU Commission’s Advisory Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, a Board member of Bord Iascaigh Mhara and a Board member and Chairman of the Federation of Irish Fishermen (FIF).


Sean O’Donoghue is supported by his team at the Killybegs office where you will get more help and information regarding the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation



Head Office

Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation

Bruach na Mara

St. Catherine's Rd


Co.  Donegal


Tel: 074-9731089

Fax: 074-9731577

Email: kfo@kfo.ie

Dublin Office

Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation

Tel: 01-8258846

Fax: 01-8258847

Email: kfo@kfo.ie