Celtic Sea Trout Project

Celtic Sea Trout Project

Celtic Sea Trout Project The sea trout is the sea migratory form of the brown trout and is a...

Invasive species

Invasive species

Non-native invasives are species that have been introduced, generally by human intervention,...

Environmental River Enhancement Programme

Environmental River Enhancement Programme

Environmental River Enhancement Programme The EREP is an Office of Public Works (OPW) funded...

Fisheries Development Programme for Waterways Ireland

Fisheries Development Programme for Waterways Ireland

Fisheries Development Programme for Waterways Ireland Inland Fisheries Ireland is contracted by...

European eels in the Atlantic: Assessment of their decline

European eels in the Atlantic: Assessment of their decline

EELIAD: European eels in the Atlantic: Assessment of their decline Funded by the Framework 7...

Sea lamprey

Sea lamprey

Sea lamprey in Irish Rivers The return of adult Sea Lampreys to spawn in Irish rivers is an...

MulkearLIFE

MulkearLIFE

MulkearLIFE The MulkearLIFE project is a €1.75 million European Commission funded LIFE...

Arctic char

Arctic char

Arctic Char Scientific name: Salvelinus alpinus (Linnaeus, 1758) Family: Salmonidae Order:...

Gudgeon

Gudgeon

Gudgeon Scientific name:Gobio gobio ((Linnaeus, 1758)) Family: Cyprinidae Order: Cypriniformes...

Marine Sport Fish Tagging Programme

Marine Sport Fish Tagging Programme

Marine Sport Fish Tagging Programme Inland Fisheries Ireland's Marine Sportfish Tagging...

Biosecurity Protocol for Field Survey Work

Biosecurity Protocol for Field Survey Work

Biosecurity Protocol for Field Survey Work Invasive species are an ever present threat in our...

PIT tag reader installed on the River Bunowen

PIT tag reader installed on the River Bunowen

PIT tag reader installed on the River Bunowen (River Suck catchment) The Biomark® PIT tag...

  • Celtic Sea Trout Project

    Celtic Sea Trout Project

    Monday, 15 November 2010 14:18
  • Invasive species

    Invasive species

    Monday, 15 November 2010 14:43
  • Environmental River Enhancement Programme

    Environmental River Enhancement Programme

    Wednesday, 17 November 2010 17:06
  • Fisheries Development Programme for Waterways Ireland

    Fisheries Development Programme for Waterways Ireland

    Monday, 22 November 2010 15:40
  • European eels in the Atlantic: Assessment of their decline

    European eels in the Atlantic: Assessment of their decline

    Monday, 06 December 2010 14:31
  • Sea lamprey

    Sea lamprey

    Wednesday, 08 December 2010 11:42
  • MulkearLIFE

    MulkearLIFE

    Thursday, 06 January 2011 16:54
  • Arctic char

    Arctic char

    Tuesday, 25 January 2011 15:35
  • Gudgeon

    Gudgeon

    Tuesday, 25 January 2011 16:00
  • Marine Sport Fish Tagging Programme

    Marine Sport Fish Tagging Programme

    Wednesday, 26 January 2011 09:16
  • Biosecurity Protocol for Field Survey Work

    Biosecurity Protocol for Field Survey Work

    Wednesday, 26 January 2011 12:01
  • PIT tag reader installed on the River Bunowen

    PIT tag reader installed on the River Bunowen

    Wednesday, 20 June 2012 11:05

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.

Research Project Summaries