Millions of sprat and hundreds of mackerel are dying, trapped in Tralee’s ship canal and basin close to the town centre, amid fears of a risk to public health.

Marine biologist Kevin Flannery said large shoals of silver sprat have been washing up around Tralee Bay within the past two weeks, chased by mackerel.

In recent days, the dead and trapped fish had crowded the lock gates of the canal at Blennerville.

While a sprat shoaling phenomenon is often observed on the western seaboard, it is unusual in Tralee Bay….

Irish Examiner 22/10/2015 Read the article ‘Dead fish spark Tralee public health concerns’