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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Inland Fisheries Ireland

This year
Eamon Ryan dismisses remaining members of Inland Fisheries Ireland board after resignations
Since April 2022 five members have resigned, leaving the board unable to make key decisions.
Last year
# Wild Atlantic Salmon
Men caught illegally fishing tried to sail away on boat with Fisheries Officers on board
The three Mayo men were convicted of false inmprisonment, assault and obstruction.
# Cavan
Investigation launched after 'significant' fish kill in Crover River
Inland Fisheries Ireland estimates that over 1,000 juvenile trout could have been killed in the incident.
# Ballinagh river
Investigation launched after fish kill in Cavan river
The incident was discovered following a call from the public on 19 July.
# river rye
Over 500 brown trout die in fish kill in Kildare river
The River Rye is an important breeding ground for brown trout and Atlantic salmon.
# Courts
Man threatened to stab fisheries officer with knife during chase along coastline, court hears
The Judge convicted John Linnane (43) of making a threat to Inland Fisheries Ireland Officer Raymond Byrne.
All time
# inland fisheries
Concerns raised that invasive Pacific pink salmon could pose threat to native species
It’s feared the “aggressive” fish could negatively impact native salmon and trout.
# Inland Fisheries Ireland
Over 120 'acts of aggression' against Inland Fisheries officers reported in last two years
The state agency expressed concern over the rise in illegal fishing and poaching activity, mostly in isolated rural areas.
# Chub
'A real and pending concern': Probe into re-appearance of invasive fish species in Shannon tributary
Chub have been spotted by Inland Fisheries Ireland in the River Inny.
# Tipperary
Shots fired as patrol officers discover illegal salmon fishing on River Suir
Gardaí said they are investigating the incident.
# algal bloom
Investigation launched after hundreds of fish found dead in Cork river
It’s understood they died due to “a significant algal bloom”.
# fish
Some salmon returning to Irish rivers with signs of bleeding and skin ulceration
This has affected populations on both the east and west coast of Ireland.
# International year of the salmon
For every hundred salmon that go out to sea, 95 don't come back - the state of wild salmon in Ireland
We spoke to Dr Ciaran Byrne from Inland Fisheries Ireland about the worrying decline in wild salmon numbers.
# Endangered Species
Number of angel sharks in Irish waters have declined by almost 95%
A global refuge for angel shark remains in the Canary Islands.
# lough ramor
'I'm going to fish all over the world - that's my dream': Darndale kids on learning angling skills at the Cavan lakes
We went along with a youth group and some members of Inland Fisheries Ireland to see why these trips are important.
# Tipperary
Over 10,000 protected lamprey fish killed in suspected chemical poisoning
Inland Fisheries Ireland estimates that it will take several years for the species to recover.
# inishbeg island
Covert surveillance sees fish enforcers crack down on illegal salmon netting in Donegal
Inland Fisheries Ireland has seized 1,100 yards of illegal salmon drift nets off Inishbeg Island.
# Heatwave
Public asked to keep an eye out for distressed fish during heatwave
Not everyone is enjoying the heat.
# city anglers
Nothing fishy here: 500 children from across Dublin have been taught how to fish
Children from Darndale, Jobstown, Mulhuddart, Whitechurch and a number of inner city youth projects took part in the initiative.
# Slurry
Over 1,200 dead fish found along important spawning river in Cork
Fisheries Ireland says a large discharge of raw slurry into the Owentaraglin River, a tributary of the Blackwater, is likely to have caused the fish kill.
# Ballinagh
Irish Water fined after polluting river in Cavan
The judge said the delay in rectifying the issue, and the serious level of pollution, merited a conviction.
# Dublin
Company fined after detergent leak kills thousands of fish on the River Tolka
Alma Hygiene will have to pay almost €35,000.
# sea lice
Sea lice causes 39 per cent of wild salmon deaths
The impact of sea lice in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean will affect already declining salmon stocks across Europe.