News & Events

Loughs Agency also appeals for vigilance to the potential presence of Pacific salmon in Foyle and Carlingford Catchments

Loughs Agency has appealed to anglers and the general public to remain vigilant and report the presence of any Pacific pink salmon encountered in the Foyle and Carlingford Catchments during the coming months. In 2017, 2019 and 2021 this non-native fish species unexpectedly appeared in unprecedented numbers in multiple river systems on the island of […]

DAERA call for anglers to look out for Pacific, Pink Salmon in 2023 in the rivers they manage

There is an increased likelihood for increased numbers of Pink salmon in the rivers within the DAERA area in 2023. It is important for anglers to be aware of what to do in the event that they encounter a Pink salmon as most rivers in the DAERA area require anglers to practice catch and release for […]

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) announce a finding of Thaumetopoea processionea (Oak Processionary Moth) in Ireland

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) have announced a finding of Thaumetopoea processionea, commonly known as the Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) in Ireland. Oak Processionary Moth caterpillars were found on four Oak trees in a Dublin housing estate. The nests and four trees have been destroyed. Ireland has a Protected Zone status […]

Joint launch of Invasive Non Native/Alien Species websites

16th May 2022 Tackling Invasive Alien Species, North and South! The Northern Ireland Environment Agency and The National Biodiversity Data Centre jointly launch two new invasive species websites during Invasive Species Week 2022.  www.invasivespeciesni.co.uk www.invasives.ie 16th May 2022 The Northern Ireland Environment Agency and The National Biodiversity Data Centre are delighted to come together to jointly […]

Frequently Asked Questions for the Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement & Permitting Order (Northern Ireland) 2019

Guidance relating to the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation, as embedded in the Northern Ireland Protocol. Download this document which contains some Frequently Asked Questions relating to the related obligations of companion animal owners, pet shops, zoos and private collections, horticulture trade, gardeners and private landowners.

Invasive Species Northern Ireland

Invasive Species Northern Ireland