Seasonal fishery officers being sought for Cork rivers

Seasonal fishery officers being sought for Cork rivers
Fishery Officers Dermot Long from Cork and Ronan Cusack.

Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched a recruitment campaign for seasonal fisheries officers in Cork and across the country. 

The seasonal positions offer an opportunity to protect and develop Ireland’s rivers, lakes and waterways during the summer months. There are up to 40 positions on offer across six River Basin Districts.

The locations for the new positions in the South Western River Basin District cover Farnanes, Kenmare, Killorglin and Bantry.

Sean Canney, TD, Minister with responsibility for Inland Fisheries said: “Fisheries Officers play a vital role in protecting, conserving, managing and developing Ireland’s precious natural fisheries resource. They help enforce Fisheries Legislation which protects against illegal fishing activity and support the development of the resource through the maintenance of angling infrastructure."

"The recruitment of up to 40 seasonal officers will reinforce the critical work of Inland Fisheries Ireland during the high activity period of the year when there is increased demand for protection, conservation and support.” 

Roisin Bradley, Head of HR at Inland Fisheries Ireland said: “We are delighted to launch this recruitment campaign for seasonal Fisheries Officers. These roles offer an excellent opportunity to work in the field helping to protect and enhance Ireland’s rivers, lakes and coastline. Our Fisheries Officers are custodians of this precious natural fisheries resource. We are looking for people across the country who enjoy working outdoors, who are passionate about protecting our fisheries resource and who have excellent interpersonal skills.” 

The roles are available on a six-month basis with contracts commencing from late April and training provided to all new recruits.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday, 8th of February 2019. To find out more about the roles and how to apply, visit

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