• Artifishal – Patagonia Full Film

    This film demonstrates how man through his interference with natural processes has greatly affected wild fish. Dams, fish farming and hatcheries have all had a devastating effect on wild salmon returns. Please watch and learn. You cannot replace wild fish.

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  • Integrated Constructed Wetlands (ICW)- Interesting concept to improve water quality

    The following water treatment and nutrient removal wetland concept has a potentially vital role to play in salmonid catchments. It could prove a viable option for the mine drainage affected Avoca River. Intensification of agriculture should only be considered if water quality both ground and surface can be guaranteed. This naturally constructed wetland may be […]

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  • Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages gets Salmon Watch Ireland’s 2019 Salmon Heroes Award

      Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages gets Salmon Watch Ireland’s 2019 Salmon Heroes award. (21 October 2019) – Salmon Watch Ireland has awarded its Salmon Heroes accolade for 2019 to Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages.  The award was presented at the Salmon Watch Ireland’s annual salmon conference in the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill on 19 […]

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  • Marine Institute Report – Newport Salmon and Sea Trout 2015

    This report from 2015 is a very interesting read with lots of very informative data available. Salmon Watch Ireland is particularly interested in the data relating to sea trout. The facility allows for a full count of sea trout smolts and returns of adults. It is alarming the drop in the population which appears to […]

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  • Annual Conference Galway 19th Oct 2019- Salmon Watch Ireland

    Please note that this conference will help all stakeholders to understand the concepts involved in Closed and Semi Closed Containment in regard to salmon farming. It is imperative that you attend to see where this technology is currently. The other topics will allow you to become informed about Smolt Track and Environmental DNA and the […]

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  • The Status of Irish Salmon Stocks in 2018 with Catch Advice for 2019

      The scientific advice for your river is included in the following document. If you are interested in learning how the scientific process works then study this document well. Salmon stocks are low on most rivers with no real prospect of improvement unless oceanic conditions improve. Localised problems may also be affecting your river like […]

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  • Aquaculture and its effects on wild Atlantic salmon populations.

    This document is a must read for all concerned with negative effects caused by salmon aquaculture on wild salmonids. The International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) advises that there is substantial and growing evidence that salmon aquaculture activities can affect wild Atlantic salmon, through the impacts of sea lice as well as […]

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  • Atlantic salmon – A resource in decline

    Salmon Watch Ireland has highlighted, since it’s inception in 2004, the alarming decline of Atlantic salmon and sea trout in Ireland. Ireland’s Atlantic Salmon resource is rapidly declining from the historic adult runs of up to 2 million fish in the 1970’s to less than 250 thousand fish now reaching our shores.We are dedicated to the […]

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  • Salmon Farming Expansion – Wild fish stocks under threat from over-fishing to sustain feed for salmon aquaculture.

    The very essence of sustainability is to guarantee that remaining fish stocks after commercial exploitation can be replenished naturally within a short period and not have the population dynamic compromised. We have reached a situation whereby fin fish aquaculture  is set for exponential growth into the future. Will this expansion herald stock collapses in the […]

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  • Pink Salmon: Non-Native Fish Species Alert

    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 […]

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