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The Direct Value of Irish Sea Angling is €127.5 million.

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Sea angling in Ireland based on average participation figures for domestic and tourist sea anglers across all species including bass is worth €70.5 million directly into the Irish economy. Converted into Full Time Equivalents (FTE’s) or jobs to you and I, sea angling supports 2538 individuals directly.

Charter boat fishing off Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford, Ireland.

The figure for average annual domestic expenditure by all those who participate in sea angling throughout Ireland across all channels including fishing tackle works out at €94.5 million. Combine this with tourist sea angler receipts and Ireland benefits directly from sea angling to the tune of €127.5 million, that’s 4590 jobs (FTE’s).

Derived from the recently published “Socio-Economic Study of Recreational Angling in Ireland”, commissioned by Inland Fisheries Ireland and conducted by Tourism Development International, these figures are a true and accurate record of the monetary contribution sea angling makes for this country.

As a counter balance relative to the commercial fishing sector, Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) figures for 2012 show that the pelagic fleet contributed €213.8 million and whitefish €49.2 million generating between fishermen and processing 7,800 FTE’s.

It is clear from these figures that sea angling has to be considered on an equal footing with commercial sea fishing regarding future policy decisions attributable to Ireland’s marine resource……….