NI poultry firm fined for killing fish

A Northern Irish poultry business has been fined £2,000 for polluting a waterway and killing almost 3,000 fish.

Western Brand Poultry Products Ltd of Screevagh, Lisnaskea pleaded guilty to polluting a waterway with discharge from the factory, killing fish in the Moorlough River near Lisnaskea. The pollution, which was traced upstream three kilometres to the poultry factory, killed 2,760 fish.

Enniskillen Magistrates Court confirmed the company was ordered to pay £2,000 in fines and £3,949.70 as compensation for fish restocking costs.

Western Brand Poultry Products was also ordered to pay £28 in court costs and £15 in offender’s levy.

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