News Fish Released Into River



Fish released into river
13th November 2019

By Sandra Pearce

A further 17,000 fish have been reintroduced into Lincolnshire’s River Witham by Environment Agency teams as part of ongoing efforts to help the river recover from last year’s devastating pollution.

It brings the grand total of fish restocked into the river to 91,000 so far, plus around 1.5m larvae.

The restocking will help restore the river to its natural, healthy state, after a serious pollution in March 2018, when ammonia affected the river and its ecosystems from Bardney to the Wash. More than 100,000 fish were killed in what’s thought to be the worst river pollution ever recorded in the county.