Standard Operating Procedures for Control of American Mink (Neovison vison)

Northern Ireland Environment Agency

American mink (Neovision vison) are an invasive non-native species (INNS) that were introduced to Northern Ireland for commercial fur farming in the 1950s, the first documented escape occurred in 1961 when 30 mink escaped from a fur farm near Omagh (Deane & O’Gorman, 1969). By 2003, when fur farming was banned, mink had become wildly established throughout Northern Ireland.

Impact of Mink on Irish Rivers

A review of mink predation and control for Ireland

Click to access IWM40.pdf

Mink farmers representatives to Oireachtas Committee

Click to access 2021-07-15_opening-statement-sven-sjoholm-et-al_en.pdf

Mink farms to get €4m to €8m compensation from State 

Minister for Agriculture has brought memo to Cabinet to prohibit fur farming

Why trapping a mink could help save curlews and corncrakes

Mink Control (BASC Guide)

Click to access Mink-Control-Document-BASC.pdf

Buying and using mink traps