Barry Fox Head of Operations at Inland Fisheries Ireland(IFI) commented: “Salmon need cold and clean water to survive and thrive. Low water volumes and high water temperatures can lead to fish kills, as there is less oxygen in the water to allow them to breathe.
“We must now implement our cessation of angling protocols at the Moy and Galway fisheries to protect salmon. It will take some time before water conditions at both locations will revert to normal for the month of June. We will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis before reopening the facilities.”
Both the Moy and Galway fisheries are owned by the State, and operated by IFI.
Other State-owned fisheries are being monitored currently. These will be closed if and when they meet an appropriate threshold where cessation of angling must be enforced.
IFI is mandated, as a national conservation agency, to protect the welfare of fish.
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