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Three hybrid fish species found in Irish waters last year – Irish Examiner

December 22nd, 2015 | by

A total of 83 fish species and three hybrid species were recorded in Irish rivers, lakes, and estuaries last year.

According to a report by Inland Fisheries Ireland on its on fish monitoring programme, 19 fish species, and two types of hybrids were recorded in 26 lakes. Eel was the most common species recorded, followed by brown trout, perch, roach, and pike.

In general, salmon, brown trout, sea trout, and Arctic char were the dominant species in the North, West, and South-West. Perch were recorded for the first time in a lake in Donegal. The introduction was illegal and the source was unknown and further investigation will be undertaken by the agency….

Irish Examiner 22/12/2015  Read the article ‘Three hybrid fish species found in Irish waters last year’


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