The summer heatwave has killed thousands of fish, leaving them rotting in the sun as environment chiefs battle to stop more deaths. Countless species have been hit by the blistering heat and vicious rain with rivers, ponds, lakes and canals affected. The crisis comes as Brits rush to the bankside after lockdown – with officials saying rod licence numbers have jumped by a fifth compared to last year. But shocking pictures show anglers will find hundreds of dead perch, bream, pike and roach after oxygen levels dropped in Britain’s waters. The large scale deaths occur when oxygen levels drop in water and is particularly bad when storms follow a heatwave. An Environment Agency worker pictured trying to rescue fish that haven’t perished in Manningtreee, Essex. Countless species have been affected by the summer heatwave Tens of thousands of dead fish pictured floating in Fleet Pond in Hampshire. The Environment Agency has launched a desperate bid to save fish across the country In one stretch of the River Stour, in Essex, locals claim to have seen ‘thousands’ of dead creatures floating in the water. The Environment Agency has launched a desperate bid to save fish across the country with pumps being brought… Read full this story
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