Investigation into Camlin fish kill

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Inland Fisheries Ireland staff are continuing their investigations into a fish kill on the Camlin River downstream of Longford Town which resulted in over 2,000 fish mortalities over a 6km stretch from above Cartron Bridge downstream as far as the confluence with the Shannon River.

Inland Fisheries Ireland staff are continuing their investigations into a fish kill on the Camlin River downstream of Longford Town which resulted in over 2,000 fish mortalities over a 6km stretch from above Cartron Bridge downstream as far as the confluence with the Shannon River.

The investigations began last week in response to a complaint of dead fish at Cartron Bridge received from a member of the public.

Brown Trout, Roach, Pike, Eel and White-clawed Crayfish were among the types of fish found dead in the river. Live fish have since been recorded within the affected area. Water samples have been taken for analysis and Inland Fisheries Ireland are continuing with their investigation to try to identify the source of the pollution that caused the fish kill.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Inland Fisheries Ireland on their confidential 24 hour hotline on 1890 34 74 24.