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Loughs Agency statement on River Mourne

Loughs Agency statement on River Mourne

Date: 25/07/2022

Loughs Agency has released the following statement in relation to a fish kill in the River Mourne:

A number of dead adult salmon have been discovered in the lower stretch of the River Mourne, Strabane.

Loughs Agency Fishery Officers are currently attempting to recover a number of dead fish to allow investigation.

The cause at this moment is unknown.

Officers at this time do not wish to speculate, but high-water temperatures and ambient air temperatures can result in conditions in our rivers that may be unfavourable to fish. 

Anyone recovering a dead fish should contact the Loughs Agency 24-hour response number on +442871342100.


Following the Government’s advice in relation to COVID-19, Loughs Agency has put in place a number of measures to maximise our capacity to continue to deliver our services as best we can.