Detailed risk assessment is a more comprehensive risk assessment process than the prioritization risk assessment. It is a detailed assessment of the risks and uncertainties surrounding a particular species, group of species or pathway of concern. The purpose of this risk assessment is to gather additional information on a particular species of concern when there is an identified need to do so. This will be used, where required, for the purpose of supporting any trade restrictions. It is important to note that undertaking a detailed risk assessment will not necessarily result in trade restrictions.The process involves expert review of a drafted detailed risk assessment which then undergoes public consultation.
In 2014, 41 non-native species underwent a detailed risk assessment. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) co-partnered with the National Biodiversity Data Centre (Data Centre) were tasked by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to undertake risk assessments on certain non-native species listed in the Third Schedule to the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011. The non-native species chosen for risk assessment were those subject to trade or potentially subject to trade.
To access the risk assessments for the 41 species see the project website http://nonnativespecies.ie.
The detailed risk assessment is called NAPRA Ireland