Management and Conservation Measures
The Minister has overall responsibility for the regulatory and policy framework to ensure the conservation, protection and management of our Inland Fisheries resource, including sea angling.
Our fish stocks are a national asset which must be conserved and protected as well as being exploited as a resource on an equitable and sustainable basis.
In order to maximise the potential of the resource, regulation is required to comply with EU and National Legislation.
This legislation will protect the resource from invasive species, pollution and habitat degradation to ensure the sustainability of fish stocks.