The Fisheries Consolidation Act 1959 is the Principal Act governing the Inland Fisheries Sector in Ireland. This Act consolidated the Fisheries Acts from 1842 to 1958 into one piece of legislation. The original Act contains 335 sections and can be viewed in full on the Irish Statute Book at the following link:
Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959
There have been numerous amendments made to the original Act.
The Department has compiled an unofficial consolidation of Fisheries legislation which includes the amendments made to the 1959 Act up to but not including the Inland Fisheries Act, 2010. To view this document please open the attached PDF document Unofficial Consolidated Fisheries Legislation.
Disclaimer: This document has been compiled by inland Fisheries Division of the Department of Communications, Climate Change and Environment as a reference guide only: it is not a legal document and has no legal status. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the contents, no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions.