• Welcome to CrayfishSurveys.com

    We are the leading experts in the field of crayfish surveys and management. We offer a range of surveys and assessment from crayfish in all types of aquatic habitats. We

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  • White-clawed crayfish surveys

    We are the leading provider of crayfish surveys and assessments in Ireland. We work throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. We are available to provide surveys, monitoring and assessments of crayfish populations.

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  • Contact us at +353 61 419477

    The white-clawed crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes is listed on Annex II of the EU Habitats Directive. We have extensive knowledge and expertise in relation to white-clawed crayfish surveys, and their assessment and

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  • White clawed-crayfish surveys and management

    We provide a wide range of services in relation to crayfish surveys and crayfish management. We are a business unit of ECOFACT which Ireland’s leading supplier of aquatic ecology assessments.

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Welcome to CrayfishSurveys.com. We are the leading experts in the field of crayfish surveys and management in Ireland.

The white-clawed crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes is Ireland’s only native crayfish species and it is listed on Annex II of the EU Habitats Directive. This website has been developed to promote our services, and also to raise awareness of the white-clawed crayfish and issues affecting this species and its habitats in Ireland. Ireland’s white-clawed crayfish populations are being affected significantly by habitat loss and degradation, and are at risk of being severely affected by disease and non-native invaders.

Throughout its natural range across Western Europe the distribution and abundance of white-clawed crayfish has been dramatically reduced in the last 100 years due to human disturbances such as overfishing, habitat destruction, pollution and the introduction of non-native crayfish species and their associated diseases.

The white-clawed crayfish is listed is listed under Appendix III of the Bern Convention (82/72/EEC) and Annexes II and V of the EU Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC). Ireland’s white-clawed crayfish populations are of international importance.

We are a business unit of ECOFACT Environmental Consultants  – Ireland’s leading independent ecology and environmental management company. We are national experts on white-clawed crayfish.

If you need a survey or advice on crayfish please contact us at info@ecofact.ie or at +353 61 419477.

One comment

  • Martin Threlfall

    Hi all, I’m looking to apply for a permit to trap signal crayfish but there aren’t any rivers in my area that have them in big numbers. Can anyone help me out with some good stretches of river to set the traps please. The traps I intend on using will be wildlife friendly too, I don’t want to be harming any animals in the process. Thanks. P.S. I live in North Wales

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