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IFI issues alert over Pacific pink salmon in Irish rivers

Mature male pink salmon with characteristic humpback and spotted tail (photo credit: Eva Thorstad, NINA)

Inland Fisheries Ireland is urging anglers, and the general public, to report sightings of Pacific pink salmon in Irish rivers over the coming months.

In 2017, 2019 and 2021 this non-native fish species unexpectedly appeared in unprecedented numbers in multiple river systems in the southwest, west and northwest of Ireland.

As Pacific pink salmon predominantly have a two-year lifecycle, there is potential for the species to reappear in Irish rivers again this year and every second, so called ‘odd’, year thereafter.

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Ireland likely to see cooling of temperatures as Gulf Stream weakens – report

Ireland is likely to see a cooling of temperatures due to the weakening of the Gulf Stream, a report published by the Marine Institute has found.

The Irish Ocean Climate and Ecosystem Status Report found that the Gulf Stream, which is a strong ocean current that brings warm water from the Gulf of Mexico into the Atlantic Ocean, is predicted to decrease by 30% in the coming years.

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Marine Protected Areas – 2023 Discussion

Jim Clohessy attended a stakeholder forum in Dublin (23/03/23) under the banner of Sea Angling Ireland. This was a continuation of the process that began with video consultations in 2020 culminating with the publishing of the report on Marine Protected Areas.

You may read more about it on the forum