Welcome to the Irish Marine Recreational Angling survey (IMREC)

ARE YOU A SEA ANGLER? Do you want to help protect the future of sea angling? If so, we need your input.

The Irish Marine Recreational Angling survey (IMREC) is a new survey programme (initiated in 2020) which will see Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) gather information about recreational catches of fish along the coast and at sea. This project will contribute towards improving the management of stocks and supporting conservation efforts. These measures aim to increase the availability of fish in the sea and thus ultimately improve the resource for sea anglers in the future.

IMREC was created as part of an EU drive to collect and report data on recreational angling.

For more information about IMREC, visit https://www.fisheriesireland.ie/Projects/imrec.html where you can learn more, including a full FAQ guide and contact details. 

This online behaviour and attitudes survey is part of the overall IMREC survey. It will gather information on behaviour, attitudes and fish catch preferences of all Irish sea anglers. The information will be fed into the IMREC project where it will be used to make more informed decisions on how best to estimate angling catch and release rates in Ireland. All responses are confidential. Any reports produced will ensure that no individual be identified.

The survey should take between 10 and 20 minutes to complete depending on your angling preferences. An Angling Ireland neck buff and line clipper will be sent to you asap on submission of your completed survey (one per angler). You will also be entered into a prize draw for 3 sets of tackle vouchers for a fishing tackle shop of your choice (1st prize €200, 2nd prize €150, 3rd prize €100).

This survey programme is funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

By ticking the following box, you indicate that you have read and understand the information provided above, that you willingly agree to participate in this survey and that you may withdraw your consent before October 2020 and discontinue participation if you wish. To learn more about our GDPR Privacy Notice, please click here.


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* 1. Please consent to participating in the IMREC survey if you wish to continue

6% of survey complete.