The Final Report of the EU LIFE+ CAISIE Project (LIFE/NAT/IRL/000341) is now available to download at the link below. The project commenced in January 2009 and concluded in January 2013. It was run by Inland Fisheries Ireland under the direction of Project Leader Dr Joe Caffrey, co-financed by the LIFE Programme of the European Commission and the [...]
The Layman’s Report of EU LIFE+ funded CAISIE Project is now online. This document provides a non-technical comprehensive report on all the activities of the project and its outcomes during its four year duration.
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CAISIE Layman’s Report
The After-LIFE Communication Plan sets out how the results of the CAISIE Project will
continue to be disseminated and communicated after the end of the LIFE+ funding and
indicates what external supports will be used to achieve this.
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CAISIE After-Life Communication Plan
An After-LIFE Conservation Plan was produced by the CAISIE Project. This document provides the following information: 1) an assessment on the status of the high impact invasive species targeted during the project; 2) an account of how the conservation activities implemented during the project will continue and develop after it ends; 3) details of how [...]
Based on the experiences of the EU LIFE+ CAISIE Project, guidelines for effective stakeholder engagement have been produced which aim to provide a valuable resource for stakeholders involved in increasing the awareness of and implementing measures to tackle aquatic invasive species in Ireland.
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CAISIE Guidelines on Effective Stakeholder Engagement
The EU LIFE+ CAISIE Project has developed guidelines to inform stakeholders on ‘best practice’ measures to effectively control six high profile aquatic or riparian invasive species present in Ireland. The guidelines are based on the experiences of the project in treating these species over the last four years in river, lake and canal environments.
Guidelines have [...]
The CAISIE (Control of Aquatic Invasive Species in Ireland) project have created a video of the work carried out through the duration of the project.
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Asian clam survey on the River Barrow, January 2013.
The devastation caused by the Asian clam is enormous. In locations inhabited by Asian clam, almost no native fauna or flora are present. This short clip shows a glimpse of one infested area just below Saint Mullins, on the River Barrow.
It is extremely important that people take [...]
To help with the identification of Japanese knotweed, New Zealand pigmyweed & the Curly-leaved waterweed, CAISIE have created short clips on the main identifying features of these species. Most people will have encountered Japanese knotweed on roadsides or river banks. New Zealand pigmyweed is an aquatic invasive plant, but can be seen growing in damp [...]
An International Forum to Address National and International Policy on Invasive Species
8th to 11th April 2013
Galway Bay Hotel and Conference Centre, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), CAISIE and the European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission (EIFAAC) will host an international conference that will address key topics relating to freshwater invasive species and harmful [...]