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Major fish kill at Carndonagh river 30.08.22

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 initiated.
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