PIT tag reader installed on the River Bunowen

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

Biosecurity Protocol for Field Survey Work

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

Marine Sport Fish Tagging Programme

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

Gudgeon

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

Arctic char

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

MulkearLIFE

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

Sea lamprey

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

European eels in the Atlantic: Assessment of their decline

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

Fisheries Development Programme for Waterways Ireland

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

Environmental River Enhancement Programme

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

Invasive species

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

Celtic Sea Trout Project

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

  • PIT tag reader installed on the River Bunowen

  • Biosecurity Protocol for Field Survey Work

  • Marine Sport Fish Tagging Programme

  • Gudgeon

  • Arctic char

  • MulkearLIFE

  • Sea lamprey

  • European eels in the Atlantic: Assessment of their decline

  • Fisheries Development Programme for Waterways Ireland

  • Environmental River Enhancement Programme

  • Invasive species

  • Celtic Sea Trout Project

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