The Atypical Working Scheme for non-EEA Crew Members is exclusively for the use of non-EEA crew members to undertake employment on board an Irish registered fishing vessel. As noted on the INIS “Atypical working scheme: Non-EEA crew in Fishing Fleet” webpage, permission granted under the Atypical Working Scheme for non-EEA Crew Members is granted solely in respect of employment within the fishing industry and it is not transferable to any other employment permit type.
Any application for an employment permit is a matter for the Employment Permit section of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. It should be noted that any application for an employment permit must be made from outside the State (except in the case of Stamp 1G holders and nurses who have completed their adaptation), and so the individual in question would need to leave the State before he could apply for an employment permit to work in Ireland.
The Atypical Working Scheme for non-EEA Crew Members cannot be extended to make a different employment permit application, but an application for renewal is permitted. If the individual in question is not in a position to apply for a renewal of their permission under the Atypical Working Scheme for non-EEA Crew Members they can apply for a renewal of their residency permission by writing to Residence 2 Division, INIS, 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2.