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.

The Research Division also provides scientific advice to our parent department, the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications.

Scientific Eel Fishery

Scientific Eel Fishery

Red Data Book Species

Red Data Book Species

Environmental River Enhancement Programme | EREP

Environmental River Enhancement Programme | EREP

National Barriers Programme

The National Barriers Programme identifies and assesses barriers to fish passage on rivers and works to mitigate their impacts.

Hydromorphology

The Hydromorphology team at IFI researches the physical characteristics of rivers and works to raise awareness of how hydromorphology provides important ecological benefits for fish.