Arctic char, a fresh water fish, has become extinct on Lough Corrib, a new survey reveals.

The species of fish, which is related to salmon and trout, is no longer present at the Galway lake, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI).

Char historically used to be prevalent in Lough Corrib but it hasn’t been detected there in the latest IFI survey, or in the previous one conducted four years ago.

The deterioration in water quality in the Corrib could be a factor, according to the report, Sampling Fish for the Water Framework Directive, which outlines the current ecological status of fish stocks in each water body….

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