Two IFI staff on a boat on open water wearing lifejackets and helmets.

Inland Fisheries Ireland

IFI is the State environment agency responsible for protecting, managing and conserving Ireland's inland fisheries and sea angling resources.

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illegal fishing nets, measuring 5,449 meters in total, were seized by Inland Fisheries Ireland on its patrols and inspections in 2023
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instream rehabilitation has been done by Inland Fisheries Ireland in 2023
sites electrofished throughout Ireland in 2022
Fisheries Officers in Donegal on board the Delta rib boat


Inland Fisheries Ireland is the Agency that has the statutory responsibility for the protection, development, and management of Ireland’s 74,000 km of rivers and streams together with 128,000 lake hectares. A coastal 12-mile jurisdictional limit is also included.
Barrier survey on the River Boyne.


Inland Fisheries Ireland carries out applied fisheries research to assess the conservation status of Ireland's fish species, to monitor fisheries stocks in inland and coastal waters and to explore environmental issues that have an impact on fish and their habitats.
Green bank reinforcement in Delphi, Co. Mayo

Conservation and development

Development activities carried out by Inland Fisheries Ireland
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fisheries officer


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Natural river corridor


In 2022, Inland Fisheries Ireland made funding available from the Salmon and Sea Trout Rehabilitation, Conservation and Protection Fund and from the Midland Fisheries Fund.
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Educational talk to youths on fishing and rivers

Education and Outreach

Through learning we promote conservation, sustainability and encourage environmental stewardship.
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