The CAISIE Project were delighted to have the opportunity to provide an overview on the issue of aquatic invasive species in Ireland to fisheries managers and scientists from the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management.  The delegation were in Galway yesterday to meet senior researchers from Inland Fisheries Ireland and view the Corrib fishery [...]

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The EU Life+ funded Caisie project and Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) recently highlighted the importance of carrying out biosecurity measures after leaving waters infested with the Asian clam in order to prevent their spread to uninvaded water systems.  This is of particular relevance during the summer period when warmer water temperatures allow the clam to [...]

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Birchall Pier is a frequently used mooring and access point for boating anglers in the west of Lough Corrib. The inner section of the bay is shallow in character (<1.5 m).  It supports an  infestation of the invasive Lagarosiphon major which often forms dense canopies close to or on the water surface.  As such, the [...]

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