Understanding Brown Trout – Genes, Ecology and Citizen Science

Understanding Brown Trout – Genes, Ecology and Citizen Science

Understanding Brown Trout – Genes, Ecology and Citizen Science One day conference hosted...

The National Salmonid Index Catchment

The National Salmonid Index Catchment

The National Salmonid Index Catchment Aasleagh Falls at the mouth of the River Erriff...

The AMBER Project

The AMBER Project

About the AMBER Project Atlas of European Barriers Adaptive Barrier Management More...

Pike Research Programme

Pike Research Programme

Pike Research Programme The 2016 Pike research programme will combine archived IFI data on pike...

Other Projects and Programmes

ESManage ESManage is an Environmental Protection Agency funded project which aims to harness the...

Launch of Invasive Species Disinfection Guidelines for Paddle Sports Enthusiasts

Launch of Invasive Species Disinfection Guidelines for Paddle Sports Enthusiasts

Launch of Invasive Species Disinfection Guidelines for Paddle Sports Enthusiasts Inland Fisheries...

National Bass Programme

National Bass Programme

IFI has established a National Bass Programme to collect data on bass in order to provide...

  • Understanding Brown Trout – Genes, Ecology and Citizen Science

    Understanding Brown Trout – Genes, Ecology and Citizen Science

    Thursday, 24 August 2017 12:27
  • The National Salmonid Index Catchment

    The National Salmonid Index Catchment

    Friday, 16 December 2016 10:30
  • The AMBER Project

    The AMBER Project

    Friday, 25 November 2016 10:47
  • Pike Research Programme

    Pike Research Programme

    Friday, 09 September 2016 08:17
  • Other Projects and Programmes

    Tuesday, 22 September 2015 11:03
  • Launch of Invasive Species Disinfection Guidelines for Paddle Sports Enthusiasts

    Launch of Invasive Species Disinfection Guidelines for Paddle Sports Enthusiasts

    Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:00
  • National Bass Programme

    National Bass Programme

    Monday, 22 July 2013 12:48

Fisheries Research and Development

Inland Fisheries Ireland is involved in a broad range of fisheries research and monitoring activities including water chemistry, aquatic vegetation, coarse fish, pike, salmonids, “conservation” species, estuarine and marine fish. Many of the projects are applied fisheries management projects dealing with diverse pressing issues such as measuring the attainment of salmon conservation limits, management of invasive aquatic species and reporting on the conservation status of EU Habitats Directive designated species. Several projects are being delivered through strategic partnerships with other national agencies including the Marine Institute (MI), the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), the Office of Public Works (OPW), and also with some international agencies including the Environment Agency (EA), the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO) and the European Inland Fisheries Advisory Council (EIFAC).

In addition to the Research and Development Division’s mandate to conduct applied research we are also tasked with the provision of advice to our parent Department, the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. This role has increased significantly in recent years with advice offered on the management of most inland fresh water species and in relation to a range of fisheries related questions concerning the riparian corridor.

Salmon/Sea Trout

IFI has dedicated a research station to investigating the biology and population dynamics of salmon and sea trout. Find out more: The National Salmonid Index Catchment

Pike Research

IFI has launched a project to investigate the ecology of pike and the impact of predation on fish stocks in Irish lakes. Find out more: Pike Research Programme

Eels Research

IFI is investigating why the European eel is endangered and what are the prospects for its recovery in Ireland. Find out more here: Eel Monitoring Programme

Conservation Fish

IFI is responsible for fulfilling Ireland’s international obligations to monitor fish species that require conservation. Find out more here: Habitats Directive and Red Data Book Fish species

R&D Publications

Research reports, proceedings, papers, guidelines and other publications available for download or on request. Search our research publications here.