Paddy Gargan

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Ferox trout being released. Estimates of their population size thought to be small.

A new scientific paper entitled: “The spawning location of vulnerable ferox trout (Salmo trutta L.) in Lough Corrib and Lough Mask catchments, Western(...)

A salmon showing early signs of the disease in 2019. Photograph:  Inland Fisheries Ireland

Wild salmon in two rivers along the west coast have displayed symptoms of a potentially deadly disease prompting the authorities to issue a warning ag(...)

Gus O’Reilly (aged 6), from Navan, Co Meath, with Dr Paddy Gargan and Dr Cathal Gallagher of Inland Fisheries Ireland, at the launch of new National Salmon Scale Project.  Photograph: Andres Poveda

The Minister of State with responsibility for inland fisheries, Seán Canney, is seeking assistance from anglers to become citizen scientists for the N(...)

A mature male pink salmon captured in spawning condition in the River Erriff, Co Mayo.

An increase over recent weeks in the presence of Pacific pink salmon, a non-native species, in prime Irish rivers is a cause of growing concern for In(...)

Gary Coughlan, right, being presented with the Lough Conn Trophy by Wicklow Anglers’ president Stuart McGrane

The board of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has welcomed a new study in the international journal Aquaculture Environment Interactions which utilised (...)

Irish and fellow European scientists tracking European eels have found the nocturnal sea animals stagger their swim to the Sargasso Sea in the western Atlantic, where they breed before they die. File photograph: Getty Images

New research into mysterious migratory routes taken by eels to their ancestral spawning grounds has found those routes far more circuitous than previo(...)

Galway Harbour: Fears about the impact of the development on fragile stocks of wild Atlantic salmon, European eel and birdlife were also expressed by Inland Fisheries Ireland and Birdwatch Ireland

Galway could experience more severe storm surges and flooding than the city is already exposed to if its port is extended southwards, an oral hearing(...)