September 11th, 2013.
Camlin River Fish Kill
Inland Fisheries Ireland staff are continuing their investigations into a fish kill on the Camlin River downstream of Longford Town which resulted in over 2,000 fish mortalities over a 6km stretch from above Cartron Bridge downstream as far as the confluence with the Shannon River. IFI staff initiated their investigations on Wednesday morning, 4th September 2013, in response to a complaint of dead fish at Cartron Bridge received from a member of the public.
Brown Trout, Roach, Pike, Eel and White-clawed Crayfish were among the mortalities. Live fish have since been recorded within the affected area. Water samples have been taken for analysis and Inland Fisheries Ireland are continuing with their investigation to try to identify the source of the pollution that caused the fish kill. This may not be possible given the fact that the fish kill occurred on the weekend of the 1st September.
Members of the public are reminded that Inland Fisheries Ireland operates a confidential 24 hour hotline and suspected illegal fishing or pollution can be reported to 1890 34 74 24.
Inland Fisheries Ireland, Ashbourne Business Park, Dock Road, Limerick, Ireland.
Tel: 061 300238
Email: Website: www.fisheriesireland.ie
Notes to Editor:
Inland Fisheries Ireland is a statutory body operating under the aegis of the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources and was established under the Fisheries Act on 1st July 2010. Its principal function is the protection and conservation of the inland fisheries resource. IFI will promote, support, facilitate and advise the Minister on, the conservation, protection, management, development and improvement of inland fisheries, including sea angling and develop and advise the Minister on policy and national strategies relating to inland fisheries and sea angling.