Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:39 pm
don't know if this was posted elsewhere but there are a number of IFI surveys on the go, including a new one in conjunction with the ESRI
"Other items of interest to anglers will be the the establishment of a panel of anglers by the ESRI to take part in ongoing surveys. To become a member of the panel please sign-up on the ESRI’s website (It should take less than 1 minute) http://www.esri.ie/angling/
In addition Inland Fisheries Ireland have designed a survey to evaluate the Irish bass fishery, bass angling and the current regulations in place which relate to the bass fishery in Ireland. If you would like to participate in the survey, please follow this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IrishBassSurvey
Finally, IFI annouced the the establishment of the 2nd National Inland Fisheries Forum (NIFF) earlier today. Angling federations, groups and individuals are requested to nominate candidates for membership on the Forum. For more information on the National Inland Fisheries Forum please follow this link. http://www.fisheriesireland.ie/Press-re ... forum.html
Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:28 pm
Yet another survey....
Anyone else noticed that there has been an accelerating downward trend in most fish populations for at least five decades ? Has anyone noticed an accelerating trend in doing anything about it?
We definitely need survey to alert us to the fact that something needs to be done.
Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:13 pm
Yes, lets come up with something innovative and groundbreaking like a survey - even though its nearly ten years after the 'somewhat recovered' population of bass has largely disappeared from our coasts and the socio economic benefits have dwindled to a flicker of its former self sure we'll do something.
Tripping over the __ things at the moment, spent a long time banging my head (like others) against a deaf concrete wall when it mattered -
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:13 pm
I could not agree more with both JimH and Salar, how many more survey's do we need to tell us what we already know.
€110,000 was spent by IFI on the last survey conducted by TDI. The funding for the ESRI survey is funneled, one assumes from the EU through IFI.
Are these survey's about creating work for public servants or generating useful information upon which to action positive measures to improve our fisheries? From the outside looking in it most certainly appears to be the former as my local (east coast) sea fishing has gone down the toilet while on the watch of employees who have permanent state jobs whose brief is to PROTECT & MANAGE Ireland's fisheries resource for all stakeholders.
Well I and quite obviously the two people above are not satisfied with the efforts of our public servants.
The question that I would love answered is, who do we send our letters of complaint to given that the "so called experts", who enjoy employee terms and conditions that the average private sector worker can only dream of are quite obviously not so expert after all given the current state of many of our fisheries, but yet they still retain their jobs when those in the private sector, if delivering a similar set of results would have been handed a P45 long ago.
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:42 pm
the answer is simple they are civil servants they cannot be sacked their unions are so powerful things will never change.if they where held to account so would there bosses.ie the minister etc.that will never happen.
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:14 pm
Good on you Greg, you iterated what I said only more directly. The removal of permanent pensionable contracts and there replacement with short term roll over contracts measured by a third party arbiter using matrices based on knowledge, vision, productivity and delivery, especially for middle and upper management within the public and civil service is the single most important issue Ireland has to face, a truly "national" elephant in the cupboard that should be tackled and only when it is will our country really shine, because then and only then will real Government accountability exist.
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