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14,749 fish die in a river near Nenagh, Ireland

Fish Kill Alert

In total, 14,749 fish were found dead over a five kilometre stretch of the river Ollatrim in Co Tipperary.

The majority of the dead fish were lampreys (10,500), with brown trout (1,400), Stoneloach (805), Minnow (1,820), Salmon (70), Crayfish (70) and Stickleback (84) also among the dead.

Investigation

Inland Fisheries Ireland immediately commenced an investigation following the discovery of the fish. Indications are that the fish kill occurred on Sunday 8 July.

The investigation to identify the source of the fish kill is continuing this week. The cause appears to have been a chemical agent, possibly a herbicide or pesticide, which has now passed through the system.

Courtesy of farmersjournal.ie

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