River Basin Management Plans

Water quality is the single most important factor in determining healthy Atlantic salmon stocks. Government water quality initiatives determine our success. The country is divided into seven River Basin Management districts which allow for coordinated management of Ireland's water resources.Salmon Watch Ireland welcomes the publication of the River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018-2021.

River Shannon - River Basin Plan

In relation to the Shannon catchment, it is noted that a steering group is set up to examine and determine the most appropriate way to improve migration of all fish species especially in relation to the Parteen regulating weir.

Salmon Watch Ireland is supportive of all innovative plans but is insistent that the present situation on the Shannon cannot be allowed to continue so we welcome this initiative and look forward to seeing a well designed solution brought forward.


Environmental Protection Agency Reports Ireland

Water Quality - EPA

The EPA reports on an annual basis on Ireland's environment. The government water quality initiatives and policies are subject to independent audit through the EPA.

The following video gives a clear outline of the state of the environment in 2016 which has since deteriorated through expansion of agricultural activity alongside a rapidly growing economy.

The Environmental Protection Agency is at the front line of environmental protection and policing. They ensure that Ireland's environment is protected, and  monitor changes in environmental trends to detect early warning signs of neglect or deterioration.

Protecting our environment is a huge responsibility, and the EPA work with a number of organisations that carry out specific environmental functions.

The EPA is an independent public body established under the Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992.