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Fifth Outbreak of Crayfish Plague in Ireland

There is currently no confirmation that this outbreak is either related to the four previous ones, or a completely new strain of the contagious fungal disease, but tests are currently being carried out by the Fish Health Unit, in the Marine Institute, Galway to determine whether that is the case or not. An article in the […]

Beekeepers urged to be on lookout for Asian hornets

Beekeepers, gardeners and the general public are being asked by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to be on the lookout for a hornet that kills our insects including honeybees. Beekeepers, gardeners and the general public are being asked by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to be on […]

Inland Fisheries Ireland Issue Species Alert for Non Native Salmon Species

Inland Fisheries Ireland has appealed to anglers and the general public to remain vigilant and report the presence of any Pacific pink salmon in Irish river systems. To date, 30 pink salmon have been recorded in  Irish rivers. Catches of pink salmon have been reported on the Foxford Fishery, Co. Mayo, the Coolcronan Fishery on […]

A reminder to pet shops from OATA

3 AUGUST 2017 Four popular pond plants must be cleared from shop shelves from today and can no longer be sold to the public. American skunk cabbage (Lysichiton americanus), Cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana), Lagarosiphon major and water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) were banned from sale by the EU last year. Retailers were given 12 months to sell their stock. This deadline […]

Marine Pathways Project Newsletter July 2017

From a Northern Ireland perspective in relation to the 4 articles in this publication: Japanese Wakame occurs in Northern Ireland e.g. Carrickfergus and Glenarm A sample of Northern Ireland marinas are checked each year for non-natives species A Marine Biosecurity Planning Guide for Northern Ireland is in preparation American Lobster has also been recorded in […]

Invasive Species Ireland

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