• Sea Lice Ireland

    International Year of the Salmon- David Attenborough and Salmon Survival

    Atlantic and Pacific salmon  face many unique problems in today's world. David Attenborough, a champion of nature, reflects on the perilous state of salmon stocks around the globe and warns that these salmon stocks cannot be saved unless we adapt our behaviour  to protect our vital ecosystems.   International Year of the Salmon- David Attenborough https://youtu.be/riO36JBni4M


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  • Presentation: SWIRL Conference by Inland Fisheries Ireland

    The presentation by Inland Fisheries Ireland demonstrates the stock levels as they exist today. Unfortunately there has been a steady decline in…


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  • Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout Data

    Please see our updated resource center for all your information on salmon and sea trout in Ireland. The resource is updated each week to allow visitors to observe published…


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  • Salmon Farming in Ireland

    Salmon Farming in Ireland The advent of salmon farming in the late 1980’s in Ireland gave rise to much debate in regard to the negative effects that this new type of practice might mean for our coastal marine environment. Unfortunately the most visible consequence was observed almost immediately in that a strange and unexpected premature sea trout migration back to freshwater took place in areas where salmon farming was being carried out. These fish were early returnees and within a few weeks of their migration as smolts or kelts they had returned in large numbers with varying degrees of injury and infection. Adults and finnock (immature fish at sea) were equally affected with the common denominator being their closeness to salmon farms and the number of sea lice attached to these wild fish,which were many times what was expected in wild fish.  


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