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Ronan Cooney

Ronan is a graduate of the BSc in Marine Science (Hons) from NUI Galway. Following the completion of his degree he has worked on projects with Inland Fisheries Ireland. Namely the Environmental River Enhancement Programme, focusing on the enhancement of drained salmonid rivers, the National River Sampling Programme, monitoring of Waterframework Directive sites, and the Invasive Species Unit, assessing the extent of trade of invasive species. From working on these projects he has gained skills in habitat assessment, water quality and river vegetation.

He has also worked in the smolt unit of the Marine Institute when awarded a summer bursary and as an intern in Dunmore East as a port based fisheries analyst.

He has a keen interest in the area of invasive species and in 2015 coordinated a national survey, in conjunction with Inland Fisheries Ireland and Canoeing Ireland on the habits and awareness of paddlesport enthusiasts towards biosecurity and invasive species.

Ronan is a graduate of the BSc in Marine Science (Hons) from NUI Galway. Following the completion of his degree he has worked on projects with Inland Fisheries Ireland.