Major fish kill at
INLAND Fisheries Ireland,
the state agency responsible for the protection and
conservation of freshwater fish and habitats, is
investigating a major fish kill incident in the
Glenagannon River at Carndonagh.
Environmental and Fisheries Officers were alerted to the
incident by a member of the public via its 24-hour
confidential hotline number on Friday, 26th August.
Following patrols conducted along the river on Friday
(26th August) and Saturday (27th August), Inland
Fisheries Ireland has confirmed that over 2,250 juvenile
brown trout and atlantic salmon were killed. The fish
kill covered approximately four kilometres of the river
and comprised several year classes of fish.
Some of the dead fish
recovered at Glenagannon River, Carndonagh.
Inland Fisheries Ireland
is following a definite line of inquiry to determine the
cause, which may result in legal proceedings being