River Kennet has a health check
3:36pm Thursday 3rd October 2013 in News
THE Environment Agency visited the River Kennet in Marlborough on Monday to survey the health of the river after pesticide pollution killed wildlife in July.
The team captured fish which were then measured and weighed by a scientist from Imperial College London and volunteers from Action for the River Kennet.
The results will be compared to similar surveys which were carried out before the pollution.
John Sutton, Environment Agency fisheries team leader, said: “What is clear from our results so far is that wildlife in this stretch of river has been affected, particularly shrimp, but it was good to see a number of species of fish, five in total.”
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