Protection and Development posts opening up in Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Leitrim, Limerick, Louth, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Waterford and Wexford

Inland Fisheries Ireland, the state agency responsible for the protection, conservation, development and promotion of freshwater fish, habitats and sea angling, is launching its recruitment drive today to hire 36 Seasonal Fisheries Officers.

Subject to funding, the six-month posts are divided across seven River Basin Districts, covering 15 counties with recruitment getting underway immediately.

Seasonal Fisheries Officers will join teams over the summer months to help protect, conserve and develop fisheries resources working in and around Ireland’s lakes, rivers and coastlines.

The agency plans to launch a second recruitment drive in the coming weeks for Seasonal Research Assistants.

Christine Meehan Fisheries Officer

The Seasonal Recruitment campaign will open for applications tomorrow Saturday 4th February 2023.

Those interested in applying for a six-month Seasonal Fisheries Officer role can apply on-line at, before the deadline of Tuesday, 21st of February 2023.

Fisheries Officer on patrol

Location of posts (Subject to budget availability)

Cavan (River Basin Districts: North-Western)

Clare (River Basin District: Shannon)

Cork (River Basin District: South-Western)

Donegal (River Basin District: North-Western)

Dublin (River Basin District: Eastern)

Galway (River Basin District: Western – Galway)

Kerry (River Basin Districts: South-Western)

Leitrim (River Basin District: Shannon)

Limerick (River Basin District: Shannon)

Louth (River Basin District: Eastern)

Mayo (River Basin Districts: Western – Ballina)

Roscommon (River Basin District: Eastern)

Sligo (River Basin District: Western – Ballina)

Waterford (River Basin District: South-Eastern and South-Western)

Wexford (River Basin District: South-Eastern)