Caught by the River

River Trent restocked after pollution

14th December 2009

following on from our story of October 11th, I’ve lifted this from the BBC news site;

Thousands of fish have today been released into the River Trent following pollution incidents, including a stretch affected by cyanide. A 30-mile (48 km) stretch between Stoke-on-Trent and Yoxall was found to contain cyanide and partially-treated sewage in October. A survey along a 700m section found almost no evidence of living fish.

Seventeen thousand chub, dace, barbel and roach from the Environment Agency near Nottingham are being restocked.

You can read the rest of the story – and even watch a film of two blokes putting the fish into the river – HERE.