The Wye is being killed by toxic industrial chicken factories. Such disasters are happening all over the UK, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot
Hi Paul. I live in Norfolk and will say one thing: River Wensum. Still has fish in it but few, if any barbel and the big roach are confined to the history books. It may not have escaped your attention that Norfolk is mainly agricultural?!We need to campaign, not just for the wye; it is every river we love suffering from pollution from farming of different types. Paul you say give the wye ten years; what about the rivers that have the same outcome.
We will be left with sewers empty of fish, after all the big old unhealthy fish die. Can any river now support the bio-mass they used to?
Canary down the mine syndrome?Its a hard one to fathom for me, regardless of the pollution the Wye is still rammed with fish, especially chub and dace. However I do see a decline in mine and others barbel captures so once again it seems to be the barbel that's impacted most in these situations, anyone know why ?