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NI Govt Portal Has ‘Transformed’ Fishing Permit Process

30th October 2016
A sea trout caught by an angler in Galway Bay A sea trout caught by an angler in Galway Bay Photo: William Greene/Wikimedia

#Angling - Northern Ireland’s new online fishing permit application system has “transformed” the industry, as the Belfast Telegraph reports.

The new NI government web portal, designed by Belfast firm Kainos with BT, enables anglers and commercial fishermen to apply for a range of permits and licences with the Inland Fisheries Group via a single channel.

Underpinning the service is a “shared management information system” that means less paperwork and increased efficiency for users and local permit providers alike.

Earlier this year, all paper-based angling permits in Northern Ireland were replaced by electronic records, as previously reported on Afloat.ie.

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