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Title: Fish Kills in Ireland in 1985
Authors: Fahy, E
Keywords: Leaflet
Issue Date: Jun-1986
Publisher: Department of Tourism, Fisheries and Forestry
Citation: Fahy, E., "Fish Kills in Ireland in 1985", Fishery Leaflet, Department of Tourism, Fisheries and Forestry 1986
Series/Report no.: Fishery Leaflet;132
Abstract: Fish kills reported by the water pollution officers of the Regional Fisheries Boards in 1985 are evaluated as were similar incidents in 1983 and 1984. Trout, Salmo trutta, was the species most widely implicated and the suspected cause of death was oxygen depletion resulting from agricultural activities. The small number of kills (37), compared with other years, was attributed to weather conditions and particularly to high rainfall in 1985. Contrary to expectation, the average numbers of fish killed in an incident were higher and the channel lengths affected were twice as long as in 1983 and 1984. Whether these findings represent a new pattern of water pollution is not known.
ISSN: 0332-1789
Appears in Collections:Irish Fisheries Leaflets

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