Hundreds of fish die in Boston rivers

WEEDS in Boston’s rivers contributed to the death of 500 fish.

Responding to reports of fish seen gasping at the water’s surface, the Environment Agency’s Anglian region northern area team began pumping oygen back into the water at the North Forty Foot Pumping Station and at Cook’s Lock.

The EA said excessive weed growth had depleted the water of vital oxygen.

A spokesman for the EA said: “Very heavy weed growth has meant that dissolved oxygen levels are very low which affects the fish. We have seen a loss of about 500 fish but we have saved many hundreds more.”

l If you see dead fish/gasping fish call the EA on 0800 807060