10,000 fish rescued from floods – Fishupdate.com

10,000 fish rescued from floods Published:  16 July, 2007

Smaller species, including chubb, roach, bream and eels were rescued

UP to 10,000 young fish have been rescued from a racecourse after becoming stranded in floodwater.

The fish had got onto the racecourse in Worcester after heavy rain caused the River Severn to burst its banks over the weekend.

According to BBC News, Environment Agency staff were called in and spent an evening returning the fish back to the river.

Hundreds of them had already died and environment manager, David Throup said it was a distressing sight.

“We couldn’t leave them there to die.

“The response from our officers was fantastic and we were able to save 10,000 young fish.”

Most of the dead fish were large, mature fish but officers were able to rescue the smaller species including chubb, roach, bream and eels.

Mr Throup said more fish could have been rescued if they had been alerted to the scene sooner.

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