Tuesday, November 18, 2014

18/11/2014: Fish rescued from pond is nature reserve

Setting out the nets to catch thousands of fish at risk from silted water and rotting leaves

Thousands of fish have been rescued from ponds being filled up with rotting leaves and silt in Norfolk, UK, reports the BBC.

Volunteers and specialist fish catchers carried out the project at the Willows Nature Reserve in Downham Market.

Decaying leaves were depriving the water of vital oxygen, threatening several species of fish.

The Environment Agency advised anglers and the borough council working to save more than 4,000 fish and restore the ponds to a healthier condition.

Kevin Allen, former chairman of King's Lynn Angling Association and a member of the Friends of the Willows group, said most of the fish had been caught by nets across the ponds.

Read more HERE.

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