Water Quality, Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology Surveys

Our staff are currently undertaking a number of water quality, fisheries and aquatic ecology surveys throughout Ireland at the moment. The aquatic ecology and fisheries survey window runs from June to September, and we are now at the peak of the survey period.

One of the surveys is a 50 site water quality, fisheries and aquatic ecology survey on behalf of Bord na Móna. This survey includes a range of survey work including taking water samples for subsequent chemical water quality analyses. We are also undertaking electrofishing assessments (for salmonids, lampreys and coarse fish), white-clawed crayfish surveys, and biological water quality assessments at each of these survey sites. We are also working on number of other surveys to inform the Environmental Impact Statements and Ecological Impact Statements of proposed wind energy projects.

ECOFACT is Ireland’s leading provider of water quality, fisheries and aquatic ecology surveys and assessments

Here is a selection of photos showing our current water quality, fisheries and aquatic ecology survey work. Click on any of the photos below to activate the gallery.

Licensed electrofishing work has to be completed by the end of September, so our survey teams are very busy at the moment. Electrofishing is licensed by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources under Section 14 of the Fisheries (Consolidation) Act (1959). Surveys for white-clawed crayfish and Freshwater Pearl Mussels are licensed by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltach under Section 22/34 of the Wildlife Acts (1976-2012). These surveys can be extended into October as necessary. For further information on appropriate survey times, see our Ecological Survey and Mitigation Calendar which can be downloaded from here.

ECOFACT is Ireland’s leading provider of water quality, fisheries and aquatic ecology surveys and assessments. For further information see the following section of our main website:-

If you would like to receive further information on the work we do or you would like someone to contact you, please let us know by emailing us at info@ecofact.ie.

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