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The moves come in the wake of recent controversy over illegal extraction of freshwater from lakes used to treat amoebic gill disease in salmon farms.
The fish kill was discovered on Friday evening upstream of the Old Bawn bridge, and according to the Irish Independent, Inland Fisheries Ireland says samples have been taken from the scene - and that a possible source has been identified.
However, the fisheries body refused to comment on speculation that the fish kill was a result of discharge from industrial waste or illegal dumping.
The fish kill covers a 600-metre stretch of the river in the south Dublin suburb.
#Angling - The Irish Times' angling correspondent Derek Evans welcomes the start of the salmon angling season tomorrow with a look at regulation changes for 2013.
Among them he notes that the number of open fisheries has risen to 55, while 59 rivers - five fewer than last year - will be closed, which marks some progress in Inland Fisheries Ireland's (IFI) efforts to ensure sustainability of Ireland's freshwater fish stocks.
Meanwhile, the catch and release programme has been modified to encompass the River Liffey from Islandbridge to Leixlip Dam for the first time, although at 32 the scheme includes two fewer rivers than last year.
"Catch and release will maintain, among other things, club membership interest and ensure a good footfall on the riverbank," writes Evans.
"Provided catch and release protocols are practised correctly, research has shown that the survival rate can be close to 100 per cent."
The Irish Times has more on the story HERE.