Thousands of dead #fish wash up in the the #Blackwater and #Owenass rivers in #Mountmellick, #RepublicOfIreland

Fish Kill Alert

THOUSANDS of fish have been wiped out in the Blackwater and Owenass rivers, which run through Mountmellick.

Dead fish floating on top of the water were first noticed by a man walking along the bank of the Owenass on Friday evening. He subsequently alerted members of Mountmellick Angling Association.

During a follow-up examination of the river bank, members of the angling club discovered hundreds of dead brown trout. They contacted the Inland Fisheries Board, which dispatched officers on Saturday and Sunday, who found thousands of dead brown trout, minnow, crayfish and salmon parr along a five-mile stretch of the Owenass.

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