River habitat restoration works in a drained channel that flows into Lough Corrib in the Western River Basin District

Inland Fisheries Ireland

River habitat restoration works in a drained channel that flows into Lough Corrib in the Western River Basin District.

275
illegal fishing nets, measuring 13,855 meters in total, were seized by Inland Fisheries Ireland on its patrols and inspections in 2021
21 km
instream rehabilitation has been done by Inland Fisheries Ireland in 2021
1205
sites electrofished throughout Ireland in 2021
Fisheries Officers in Donegal on board the Delta rib boat

Protection

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.
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Barrier survey on the River Boyne.

Research

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.
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Green bank reinforcement in Delphi, Co. Mayo

Conservation and development

Development activities carried out by Inland Fisheries Ireland
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Careers

Are you interested in a career with Inland Fisheries Ireland? Click here to learn more.
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Natural river corridor

Funding

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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Fishing in surf

Get involved with the IMREC project

Sea anglers of all experience levels please sign up to use the Imrec Diary!


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