Current status2013
Short term status2009 - 2013
Long term status2004 - 2013

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Chart F.3.ii. Number of rod licences issued for salmon and sea trout fishing

The Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme regulates salmon and sea trout fishing in Ireland and is administered by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI).  Anglers are legally required to be in possession of a rod licence when fishing for salmon or sea trout. Licences can be purchased from a number of sources, including fishing tackle shops, IFI offices and some fisheries.  

The sale of rod licences for recreational salmon and sea trout angling contributes directly to the Salmon Conservation Fund initiated and managed by IFI since 2007.  The Salmon Conservation Fund component consists of an additional fee, the equivalent to the cost of the licence, added to all classes of licence to provide funds for a conservation programme.  The revenue generated from the Salmon Conservation Fund is reinvested to promote the recovery of our salmon stocks and habitats taking into account project feasibility, funding availability and value for money considerations. 

In 2013, 19,109 rod licences were sold and €541,000 contributed to the Salmon Conservation Fund.

 

More information on salmon and sea trout rod licences in Ireland can be found here:

http://www.fisheriesireland.ie/Angling-Information/angling-information.html

 

Salmon Conservation Fund:

http://www.fisheriesireland.ie/Salmon-Management/salmon-conservation-fund.html

 

Inland Fisheries Ireland Annual Reports:

http://www.fisheriesireland.ie/Corporate/corporate-publications.html

F.3.ii.

Number of rod licences issued for salmon and sea trout fishing

The number of rod licences reflects the level of well-being and benefit derived from healthy and biodiverse freshwater ecosystems.  Administered by Inland Fisheries Ireland, anglers are legally required to be in possession of a licence when fishing for salmon or sea trout. This indicator tracks the sales of salmon and sea trout rod licences over time and the contribution of licence sales to the Salmon Conservation Fund initiated in 2007.

Created: 2014-11-21 13:00:36 | Updated: 2015-11-25 21:26:45