A meeting to discuss the discovery of Asian Clams in Lanesboro was held last Friday in the local community centre.

A number of agencies were present and proceedings were chaired by CEO Inland Fisheries Ireland, Dr Ciarán Byrne.

Those in attendance included representatives from Lanesboro Tourism Co-Op, County Councillors from both Longford and Roscommon, representatives of Longford and Roscommon county councils, Inland Fisheries, ESB, Bord na Mona, National Parks and Wildlife, Waterways Ireland, James Bannon TD and the EPA.

Dr Joe Caffrey and River Basin Director, Amanda Mooney outlined the concerns caused by the discovery of clams in the hot water stretch of the River Shannon….

Longford Leader 24/09/2014 Read the article ‘Investigations begin into Asian clam