UK. Dead fish discovered in canal marina near Abergavenny

Sunday, 02 January 2011

Environment Agency Wales can confirm that what could be hundreds of dead fish, mostly bream, carp and roach, have been found in the marina on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal at Goytre Wharf near Abergavenny earlier today.

A 30cm drop in the water level at the marina by work upstream could be a contributory factor, but more than likely the cold weather, ice and lack of oxygen are to blame.

Initial investigations reveal there is no pollution detectable but no conclusion has been drawn as officers continue their work.

Smaller fish have, however, been found alive in the marina.

Officers are advising people that no attempts should be made to remove or go near to any fish at this stage.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 January 2011 )