McCrossan calls for full investigation into ‘significant fish kill’

SDLP MLA Daniel McCrossan has written to Environment Minister Edwin Poots following reports of a significant fish kill along the Aughlish River in Tyrone.

The West Tyrone MLA has called for a full investigation into the incident which is believed may have resulted in the loss of thousands of fish in the river.

Daniel McCrossan MLA said: “The significant fish kill that has taken place in the Aughlish River in County Tyrone is a disaster for our local environment and biodiversity. At this stage it is believed that thousands of brown trout and juvenile salmon may have been killed after the Loughs Agency received a report of extensive pollution on Sunday evening.

“I have written to Minister Edwin Poots this evening to ensure that a full investigation takes place and that those responsible are identified quickly. People the length and breadth of Tyrone not only appreciate our local environment and biodiversity, many rely on it for their jobs. It is important that this incident is addressed swiftly and robustly.”

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