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Appeal to anglers and fishery owners to report incidences of salmon with red rash disease

A small number of salmon are returning to Irish rivers with signs of bleeding and skin ulceration, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland.

A small number of salmon are returning to Irish rivers with signs of bleeding and skin ulceration, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland. This follows reports of salmon also returning to Norway and Scotland with a red rash skin disease in recent months.  Anglers and fishery owners are asked to report incidences of salmon with rash […]

Inland Fisheries Ireland appeals for vigilance for presence of non-native species in Irish waters

Inland Fisheries Ireland appeals for vigilance for presence of non-native species in Irish waters.

Potential presence of Pacific pink salmon. Inland Fisheries Ireland has appealed to anglers and the general public to be vigilant and report the presence of any Pacific pink salmon encountered in Irish river systems over the coming months. In 2017, this non-native fish species unexpectedly appeared in unprecedented numbers in multiple river systems in the […]

Case of the Missing Salmon Project

Case of the Missing Salmon Project.

Ken Whelan was in touch to tell IFI that the Atlantic Salmon Trust (AST) has launched a major initiative entitled The Missing Salmon Project. This in an effort to solve the mystery of the Irish missing salmon. Somewhere on their journey, wild salmon numbers are being decimated. For every 100 that leave the Irish rivers […]

Minister Kyne launches new state-of-the-art IFI fisheries protection vessels

Sean Kyne TD Minister with responsibility for Inland who was in Co. Donegal to launch the first of the State of the Art RIBs pictured with Minister Joe Mc Hugh T.D. and Donegal County Mayor Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle pictured with local crew including Coxswain Cornelius Mc Mullen, Dunfanaghy , Hugh Mooney, Ardara and James Doherty Buncrana pictured at the official launch of the new Inland Fisheries RIBS at Rathmullan. Photo Brian Mc Daid

Rathmullan welcomed on June 1st Sean Kyne TD, Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries sector, to officially launch the first of twelve new state-of-the-art RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) to be delivered on a phased basis to Inland Fisheries Ireland for use as fisheries protection vessels around Ireland’s coastal zone and larger inland lakes. Minister […]

Inland Fisheries Ireland report confirms presence of Farmed Atlantic Salmon in a number of rivers in Galway and Mayo

Inland Fisheries Ireland report confirms presence of Farmed Atlantic Salmon in a number of rivers in Galway and Mayo.

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has published a report on February 16th into the occurrence of Farmed Atlantic Salmon in the Western River Basin District which confirms the presence of escaped farmed fish in a number of rivers in the Galway and Mayo region. IFI has not been advised of any reports, by salmon farm owners, […]

Minister Kyne welcomes Owenriff Stock Management Plan and Survey by Inland Fisheries Ireland

Efforts to rehabilitate salmon and trout populations and maintain genetic diversity planned for Lough Corrib tributary.

Efforts to rehabilitate salmon and trout populations and maintain genetic diversity planned for Lough Corrib tributary. Sean Kyne TD, Minister with responsibility for Inland Fisheries, has last week welcomed the development, by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), of a specific stock management plan for Galway’s Owenriff system aimed at removing pike from the system as a […]

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