The Carrowbeg River is the main river that runs through Westport town, the river has an abundant indigenous brown trout population and is an important amenity to the local community.
Patrick Gorman, Galway Director in the Western River Basin District at Inland Fisheries Ireland said: ‘Inland Fisheries Ireland urges members of the public to be aware of the environmental risk posed to their local waterbodies should such discharges be made into road or car park drain networks. Members of the public can report suspected pollution or poaching incidents to Inland Fisheries Ireland’s 24 hour Confidential Hotline on 1890 34 74 24.’
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About Inland Fisheries Ireland
Inland Fisheries Ireland is a statutory body operating under the aegis of the Department of Environment, Climate and Communication (DECC) and was established under the Fisheries Act on 1st July 2010. Its principal function is the protection and conservation of the inland fisheries resource. Inland Fisheries Ireland promotes supports, facilitates and advises the Minister on the conservation, protection, management, development and improvement of inland fisheries, including sea angling. Inland Fisheries Ireland also develops policy and national strategies relating to inland fisheries and sea angling and advises the Minister on same.