Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is responsible for the management of the 70,000 km of rivers and streams and 144,480 hectares of lakes across the country.
On 1 July 2010, IFI replaced the former Central and Regional Fisheries Boards, the Fisheries Co-operative Societies and the National Salmon Commission. This represented a significant change in how the national fisheries resource is managed, recognising the complex interplay of habitats and species, and ecological biodiversity and the further changes that are expected.
The establishment of IFI allows a more streamlined, coherent and integrated approach to the management of the inland fisheries resource. It facilitates an improved national perspective in the formulation of inland fisheries policy and enhances the State’s ability to respond quickly and effectively to challenges.
Alignment of the regional operations of IFI with the river basin districts aids enhanced delivery of the relevant functions under the EC Water Framework Directive and is beneficial in terms of implementing future EC sponsored measures in this area. Click www.fisheriesireland.ie to access their website.
IFI Corporate Plan 2011 - 2015
In accordance with Section 41(5) of the Inland Fisheries Act 2010, IFI have adopted a five year rolling Corporate Plan for the period 2011 – 2015. This Corporate Plan will identify the key objectives and set the direction of the organisation for the next five years.
Inland Fisheries Ireland Corporate Plan 2011 - 2015
Annual Report and Financial Statement of Inland Fisheries Ireland 1 July 2010 - 31 December 2010
Section 47 of the Inland Fisheries Act 2010, obliges IFI to submit their annual report outlining their activities during the year to the Minister. As IFI was established on 1 July 2010, the inaugural annual report of IFI covered the period 1 July 2010 – 31 December 2010. The inaugural financial statements of IFI also covering the period 1 July 2010 – 31 December 2010 will be posted here when they are available. Please click on the following link to access the inaugural annual report of IFI.
Inland Fisheries Ireland Inaugural Annual Report 1 July - 31 December 2010
Annual Report and Financial Statements of the Central and Regional Fisheries Boards
Section 56 of the Inland Fisheries Act 2010, obliged IFI to submit the final annual report of the Central and Regional Fisheries Boards to the Minister. As IFI was established on 1 July 2010, the final annual report of the Central and Regional Fisheries Boards covered the period 1 January 2009 – 30 June 2010.
Section 11 of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1999, obliged the Central Fisheries Board to submit a written report of its activities during the year and those of each regional board. Please click on the following links to access the final annual report of the Central and Regional Fisheries Boards as well as the annual reports of previous years.
Annual Reports of the Central and Regional Fisheries Boards