Research programme on socio-economics of Inland Fisheries
This research programme aims to provide evidence to support policy decisions surrounding the management of inland fishery resources and angling within Ireland. The research is a continuation of a 3-year programme from 2015 to 2018, which produced several associated publications. The current research programme will run for the years 2019-2021 with potential research covering a broad range of topics:
- Salmon anglers’ conservation preferences
- Characteristics and economic contribution of recreational angling in Ireland
- Angling tourism: characteristics, drivers and expenditures
- Understanding constraints and facilitators to angling participation
- Angling initiatives: a substitute for anti-social behaviours?
- Quantifying physical and psychological health benefits associated with angling
- Social benefits of angling and accessibility
The research programme is funded by Inland Fisheries Ireland http://www.fisheriesireland.ie/
ESRI Angler Research Panel
To inform our research we collect data about anglers’ views and opinions directly via survey questionnaires. We have established a voluntary angler panel allowing anglers to participate in the research programme, including a monthly survey on recreational angling activity. Learn more about and sign-up to the ESRI Angler Research Panel here.