fisheries officers

  • Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched a recruitment campaign for seasonal fisheries officers in this region and across the country.  The seasonal positions offer an opportunity to protect and develop Ireland’s rivers, lakes and waterways during the summer months. There are up to 40 positions on offer across six River Basin Districts.

    Sean Canney, the Minister with responsibility for Inland Fisheries said: “Fisheries Officers play a vital role in protecting, conserving, managing and developing Ireland’s precious natural fisheries resource.  They help enforce Fisheries Legislation which protects against illegal fishing activity and support the development of the resource through the maintenance of angling infrastructure.  The recruitment of up to 40 seasonal officers will reinforce the critical work of Inland Fisheries Ireland during the high activity period of the year when there is increased demand for protection, conservation and support.” 

    The roles are available on a six month basis with contracts commencing from late April and training provided to all new recruits. The locations for the new positions will be based across the country in a number of districts:

    Western River Basin District:Galway City and Ballinakill, County Galway, Ballina and Bangor Erris, County Mayo; Sligo.

    Eastern River Basin District: Kilcoole, County Wicklow; Dundalk, County Louth; Drogheda, County LouthCityWest, County Dublin.

    South Eastern River Basin District Carrick on Suir, County Tipperary Enniscorthy, County Wexford New Ross, County Wexford .

    South Western River Basin District Farnanes, County CorkKenmare, County Kerry Killorglin, County KerryBantry, County Cork .

    Shannon River Basin District: Listowel, County Kerry ; Limerick, County Limerick;  Birr, County Offaly; Sheelin, County Westmeath .

    North Western River Basin District:– Cavan Town and Letterkenny, Glenties, Ballyshannon, Gweedore, County Donegal.

    The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday, 8th of February 2019. To find out more about the roles and how to apply, visit .