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Biological Monitoring

Biological Monitoring

Each sampling site is checked once during the field season for biological indicators. We use the three-minute kick sampling method. Laboratory staff carry out detailed tests to determine water quality.

During electrofishing surveys, a biological assessment is also carried out using the quicker Rapid Field Assessment method. This removes the need for a laboratory test.


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.