A Donegal man has been appointed to one of the most senior fisheries positions in the country.
The board of Inland Fisheries Ireland has announced the appointment of Francis O’Donnell to the position of chief executive officer.
Francis was born in Carrick but now lives in Ardara.
He is currently director of the Western River Basin District and will take up his new position in the coming weeks.
Prior to rejoining the inland fisheries service, O’Donnell was the CEO of the Irish Fish Producers Organisation. He has also worked with the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority.
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is a statutory body operating under the aegis of the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) and was established under the Fisheries Act on 1st July 2010.
Its principal function is the protection and conservation of the inland fisheries resource.
IFI promotes supports, facilitates and advises the minister on the conservation, protection, management, development and improvement of inland fisheries, including sea angling. It also develops policy and national strategies relating to inland fisheries and sea angling and advises the minister on same.Tags: