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The 'catastrophic' fish kill on the Ballymacraven River explained

The 'catastrophic' fish kill on the Ballymacraven River explained

Fish kill on the Ballymacraven River.

Some of you may recall the devastating fish kill that occurred last May on the Ballymacraven River in Ennistymon, Co. Clare. It is estimated that in excess of 2000 fish were killed in this incident. 

This culminated in a court case on February the 16th, taken by the I.F.I. where Uisce Éireann admitted liability for this event and were fined over €15,000. 

Tom spoke to Jane Gilleran who is an Environmental Fisheries Officer with the I.F.I. and represented them in these proceedings to find out about the background to the case and what is being done to prevent similar fish kills in the future.

Don’t forget you can call 0818 34 74 24 to report illegal fishing, water pollution or invasive species.

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