Maigue Rivers Trust established to create world class resource Community-led initiative to help protect environment A new Trust has been launched in Croom on Friday, May 26, to help protect, develop, and enhance the world-class resource that is the River Maigue in County Limerick. Read More on..
In response to a recent outbreak of Crayfish Plague in the River Suir, emergency disease containment measures are needed to help prevent its spread. Read More on Fishing in..
Giant rat-like creatures called coypu are spreading in the wilds here, having been first introduced to Ireland as pets. Native to South America, the coypu is one of the biggest rodents in the world, weighing 5kg-7kg and measuring a metre long. Also known as the river rat, it is often mistaken for an otter - but can be identified by its long, round tail and orange or yellow teeth. Read more on..
Water users are being urged to take precautions after confirmation of an outbreak of Crayfish Plague on a stretch of the River Suir downstream of Clonmel to Carrick-on-Suir. It comes after large numbers of dead freshwater crayfish were reported on the river earlier this month. DNA analysis has now confirmed that the cause of death was crayfish plague. Read more on..
Good biosecurity practice refers to a way of working that minimises the risk of contamination and the spread of animals and plant pests and diseases, parasites and non-native species. Good biosecurity is essential to protect the River Maigue from the inadvertent introduction of invasive plants, animals and harmful pathogens. The introduction of harmful pests represents a major threat to the ecology of the river. Water users may unknowingly be helping to spread invasive species form one water body to another in equipment, shoes and clothing. You can help to stop the spread of invasive pests by following three simple steps: Check your equipment and clothing for live plants and animals – particularly in areas that are damp or hard to inspect. Clean and wash all equipment, footwear and clothing thoroughly. Dry all equipment and clothing – some species can live for many days in moist conditions. Make sure you don’t..
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