SUMMARY

Summary

IDENTIFICATION

Last updated on 29 May 2018

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Salmo salar

SPECIES NAME(s)

Atlantic salmon

There are 143 wild Atlantic salmon producing rivers in Ireland (SSC-IFI 2017). Since the termination of at-sea mixed stock drift net fisheries in 2007, management has focused at the river stock unit; and harvesting is now allowed only in estuaries and rivers. Scientifically determined conservation limits (CLs) are established for 141 systems distributed throughout 7 catchment basins.  Fishing is restricted to target only stocks assessed as having harvestable surplus above CLs.

Management of Ireland’s wild Atlantic salmon is the responsibility of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), and is administered locally by basin (IFI 2017). Basins are further subdivided into 17 fishery districts. The 7 fishery units presented in the profiles herein reflect Ireland’s “Basin” organizational units, though under FishSource organizational standards, they are termed “Districts”.

 

Image: NOAA, 2017

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Fisheries

Within FishSource, the term "fishery" is used to indicate each unique combination of a flag country with a fishing gear, operating within a particular management unit, upon a resource. That resource may have a known biological stock structure and/or may be assessed at another level for practical or jurisdictional reasons. A fishery is the finest scale of resolution captured in FishSource profiles, as it is generally the scale at which sustainability can most fairly and practically be evaluated.

DISTRICT MANAGEMENT UNIT FLAG COUNTRY FISHING GEAR
Eastern Ireland Ireland Beach seines
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North Western Ireland Ireland Beach seines
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Shannon Ireland Ireland Beach seines
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South Eastern Ireland Ireland Beach seines
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South Western Ireland Ireland Beach seines
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Western - Ballina Ireland Ireland Beach seines
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Western - Galway Ireland Ireland Beach seines
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Analysis

OVERVIEW

1.STOCK STATUS

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Last updated on 29 May 2018

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