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Crayfish Plague on River Suir between Clonmel and Carrick-on-Suir: Water users urged to take precautions due to outbreak

Date Released: Friday, May 26, 2017

All water users are being urged to take precautions after confirmation of an outbreak of Crayfish Plague on the River Suir between Clonmel and 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.

This worrying situation is being investigated by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) of the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), the Marine Institute, and Tipperary County Council.  Further information about the outbreak is available through this link

For further information contact Brian Nelson (087 967 9937; brian.nelson@ahg.gov.ie) or Ciaran O’Keeffe (087 2646416) ciaran.okeeffe@ahg.gov.ie)