Inland Fisheries Ireland is to conduct a survey of bass angling in order to collect data on the nature of recreational bass angling in Ireland. The catch and effort data will be reported to the EU under the Data Collection Regulation via the Marine Institute.
It is intended that the survey will be carried out by IFI field staff in the course of their normal duties and industry members (Bass Guides etc). Anglers will be given an opportunity to complete an online questionnaire which will gather socio-economic and catch and effort data.
In order to facilitate this survey, which Shane O Reilly is coordinating, a meeting of the appropriate IFI staff and the industry is required to explain the process and commence the survey.
The meeting will be held at 2pm on Tuesday 19th July at the Commodore Hotel, Cobh, Co. Cork.