Fisheries Officers sought to patrol Galway’s waterways

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Galway Daily news Fisheries Officers sought to patrol Galway's waterways

Inland Fisheries Ireland is seeking to recruit seasonal fisheries officers to help protect and conserve Galway’s lakes and rivers.

IFI is seeking to recruit five seasonal officers for Galway to cover the Western River Basin District in the county.

In addition to this, eight officers will be recruited in Mayo for the same river basin area, one of whom will be posted along the Galway-Mayo border.

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.

In total, the IFI is seeking to recruit 49 officers for six month positions, covering seven River Basin Districts across 16 counties.

Chief Executive Officer, Francis O’Donnell said these officers will be “joining us on the frontlines, helping to protect, maintain and conserve this country’s natural resources”.

“Our teams undertake over 30,000 patrols around the clock every year, including patrols by foot, e-bike, vehicle and boat.”

“At the same time, our development teams ensure the sustainability of fisheries habitat, enabling access for this generation and for future generations.”

Róisín Bradley Director of HR at Inland Fisheries Ireland, said that people taking up these jobs will spend a lot of time working around lakes, rives, and coastlines.

“Those that enjoy being close to nature and working outdoors, in all types of weather, are likely to find these roles very appealing and rewarding.”

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

Those interested in applying for a six-month Seasonal Fisheries Officer role can apply on-line at www.fisheriesireland.ie/careers, before the deadline of Monday, February 21.