The Irish Federation of Sea Anglers promotes responsible angling through its catch and release policy. Any angler wishing to retain a fish must do so in relation to minimum sizes. Taking gear and litter home is a crucial part of this ethos. Not doing so results in disqualification from the competition and the event.
At a broader level we are part of the angling umbrella body, The Angling Council of Ireland, which has an environmental policy – https://www.anglingcouncil.ie/about/environmental-issues/
This body is the national governing body for angling recognised by the government of Ireland and receives funding from Sport Ireland – https://www.sportireland.ie/
Under Sport Ireland the federation is bound to the 7 principles of leave no trace – http://www.leavenotraceireland.org/seven-principles
The federation is also a member of the European Angling Alliance which is governed by the European Commission and is represented by the EAA to preserve fish stocks and the interests of all rod and line anglers in Europe and the management of the aquatic environment – https://www.anglingcouncil.ie/european-angling-alliance/