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Canal spring clean
16th May 2017

By Sandra Pearce

Following a major clean-up of a short section of Manchester’s canals in which 40 tonnes of waste was removed, freshwater fish including pike and perch are now thriving.

According to a report in Manchester Evening News, discarded rubbish included bottles, chairs, bikes and traffic cones. Fish were moved to another section of the canal while the clean-up operation got underway.

David Baldacchino, from the Canal and River Trust, said: “The water quality is now so good that fish like perch and pike are thriving in the canal. The floating garden that we have put in is great, and more and more local people are getting involved in joining us to look after the canal.”