Discovery of the Asian Clam, (Corbicula fluminea) in Ireland.
The presence of an established population of the invasive Asian clam at St. Mullins on the River Barrow was confirmed following reports made to the CFB and the CAISIE project team. The team responded by carrying out a scientific survey in the area to investigate the extent [...]
Invasive Species Alert! Notification to lake users in Lough Corrib
The highly invasive curly-leaved waterweed Lagarosiphon major is now present at 160 sites throughout the upper and midde lakes of Lough Corrib. The weed typically inhabits water which is less than 5 metres in depth. The most southerly known occurrence of Lagarosiphon major weed in [...]
CAISIE held its first technical Workshop at the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone on the 22nd April. This event was attended by over 100 delegates from organizations in Ireland who may directly or indirectly help limit the spread of invasive species. The first half of the Workshop focused on CAISIE and [...]
Press Release 21/04/10
[update: Central Fisheries Board, Invasive Species Rapid Response, Alert!]
A new aquatic invasive species, the Asian Clam (Corbicula Fluminea) has been found in the River Barrow in Co. Carlow. The identity and status of this species was confirmed by Dr Joe Caffrey the Central Fisheries Board expert on aquatic invasive species.
The species which [...]