Thursday, 28 February 2013

Canal Fish Rescue

Starting of my canal project this year at the Erewash Canal in Derbyshire. The plan was to photograph fish coming from the River Kennet in Wiltshire to the canal to repopulate it after a fire caused population and killed some of the fish in the Erewash.

Mostly it was small roach, common bream and perch 

One of the fine common or bronze bream being released

Taking nets full of small fish out of the oxygenated tanks into the canal is quick and is less damaging to them.

This was one of the larger perch 2lb +

The project is to look at native species, high light invasive species and show some of the more serious problems on canals like pollution and litter. Underwater photography will be used in the clearer canals!
if you have any interesting canal wildlife do let me know!

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