Free training on Biosecurity and Crayfish Plague Awareness

Brigid Geoghegan
Brigid Geoghegan • 9 August 2019
in group PPN Community
Event date 5 Sep 10:30 - 15:00
Event location Mullingar

Thurs 5th Sept, Lough Owel Angling Centre 10:30am – 3pm

 

Free training on Biosecurity and Crayfish Plague Awareness

What is Crayfish Plague? What can we do to stop its spread and protect native crayfish? Acquatic ecologists Ross Macklin and Bill Brazer, both of whom are keen anglers, have lined up a fun and informative day for lake users. This event is supported by NPWS through their National Biodiversity Action Plan Fund, Westmeath County Council, Local Authorities Water and Communities Office and Inland Fisheries Ireland.

 

Those who attend will receive Biosecurity certification  

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Crayfish Plague
  • Implications of disease spread and its effect on native crayfish, fish & lake ecology etc.
  • Biosecurity protocols for lake users
  • Practical site visit to lake shore

**Advance booking required email heritage@westmeathcoco.ie