Research Programme on socio-economics of Inland Fisheries

Authors: John Curtis

Research Areas: Energy and Environment


The objective of this programme is to provide evidence that will support policy decisions regarding the management of the inland fisheries resource and angling within Ireland. The research programme will run for three years, from 2015 to 2018. Topics for research may include:
• An analysis of a lifetime of angling activity;
• Permit allocation methods;
• The economic benefits of a fishery in a rural location;
• National participation rates in recreational angling;
• Angling preferences and experiences among non-Irish nationals;
• An analysis of recreational angling demand in Ireland;
• Preferences of international tourist anglers.
The research programme is funded by Inland Fisheries Ireland

Angler Research Panel

To inform our research we are looking for the views and opinions of anglers.  Accordingly we have established a voluntary angler panel, which we will use to ask anglers about their angling activities and views. Read about the Angler Research Panel here.

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