Fishing contributing significantly to litter on our beaches

The latest IBAL anti-litter survey shows that parts of the Wild Atlantic Way are being impacted by litter.

In the latest survey shows that almost 40 per cent of the country’s rivers, beaches and harbours are littered. It’s the first time the survey has surveyed waterways.

Bantry in County Cork, the River Boyne in County Louth and The River Shannon at Portumna in Galway are considered heavily littered.

But Bundoran and Killybegs are also found to be littered in the survey as well as the Garavogue River in Sligo.

Irish Business Against Litter spokesperson Conor Horgan says the suvey reveals that fishing activity is contributing to litter at beaches around the country including at Bundoran and Killybegs.

Speaking on North West Today, he says more investment is needed to ensure the fishing industry can dispose of waste at ports and harbours appropriately: