Fishery management and development techniques are based on continuous surveys and assessments of the fish habitat and are designed to increase fish production or the quality of fish within a given catchment or sub-catchment.
Scientific evidence indicates that naturally occurring fish species within any geographic area have evolved over long periods of time and have adapted themselves to thrive in the natural aquatic conditions pertaining to that area. It therefore makes sense, from a fisheries perspective, to endeavour to restore waterways to as near as practical a natural state.
IFI staff have both an active and advisory role in the management of the fish habitat. Inland fisheries are a valuable national resource which should be accessible and of interest to all.