A Marine Science and Technology Partnership Programme for the island of Ireland

Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey 2024

This survey is the eight in a series began by the Marine Institute in 2016. The main purpose of the survey is to provide information for the assessment of the monkfish and megrim stocks around Ireland and to extend maturity sampling for other commercial species. Sampling will take place in waters to the west and north of Ireland with demersal trawl gear.

Sampling protocols will focus on collecting biometric data for monkfish and megrim and other commercial species and benthic invertebrates. Participants will develop practical and organisational skills in all aspects of biological sampling, data recording, screening, saving and survey operations.

The 2024 survey legs are:

  • IAMS Leg 1: 8th to 20 of February
  • IAMS Leg 2: 20th of February to the 3rd of March
  • IAMS Leg 3: 12th to 21st of April

The closing date for Applications for legs 1 and 2 is Thursday the 25th of January.

The closing date for applications for leg 3 is Friday 8th of March.


Applications can be submitted online here.

For application advice see Applying for SMART Marine Institute Research Vessel Bursaries

Required Certificates

  • Current ENG 11 medical certificate
  • Current PST STCW 95 or equivalent
  • STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness

For information on certificates see page 2 of Applying for SMART Marine Institute Research Vessel Bursaries

IAMS Cruise Reports

2023 Irish Angler Fish and Megrim Survey cruise report.

Further Information

Further enquiries should be addressed to John.Boyd@atu.ie.

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