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Big fish-kill on Bandon

August 29, 2011 Comments off

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Craig Diccon, aged 14, with a fresh salmon of 3.7kg (8.25lb) caught at the Apple Garden beat at Mount Falcon Fishery

DEREK EVANS

A SIGNIFICANT fish-kill was discovered in the River Bandon in Cork after a member of the public alerted staff of Inland Fisheries Ireland.

More than 350 salmon and trout were found dead over a one-mile stretch of the river. The fish kill included salmon of up to 2.7kg (6lb). Many of the fish were decomposing.

An extensive search revealed no source of pollution and it was concluded that the event that caused the kill had passed by the time investigations began.

Head of fishery operations Dr Greg Forde, said: “During the summer, rivers are particularly vulnerable and factories and farmers Read more…