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Dead fish found floating in water near Fiddler's Ferry for a second time in a month
2:16pm Monday 3rd September 2012 in News
MORE dead fish have been found floating near Fiddler's Ferry just weeks after the last environmental disaster in the stretch of water.
On August 16, the Warrington Guardian reported walkers had found hundreds of fish including pike, eels, roach and carp at the top of the water gasping for air before they all died.
A lack of oxygen was blamed for the deaths at the time but angry residents have now called for the Council and Environment Agency to act fast to prevent further losses.
Reader Joseph Holman said: "These fish range from very small young fish to very large pike and carp weighing on average 2 to 7 lb in weight and, in terms of angling, a good catch.
"The council said it was an oxygen depleting algae, if this is so why are eels dead on the surface when they can cross land to other water and breathe air from the surface.
"I think this issue is a local disaster and has probably killed all fish stock on this area of the canal."
A council spokesman said: "We are aware that this issue has returned and the council’s environmental protection officers are liaising with park rangers and the Environment Agency to monitor the situation."