Some 5,000 common bream have been released into the River Dee as part of the ongoing programme to replenish fish stocks following a major incident in July 2000 when over 100,000 fish were killed.
The Lower Dee was particularly badly affected by the incident and as bream are only to be found in this part of the river and not in tributaries the restocking will go someway to mitigate what occurred. Some 4,000 fish were released at Eccleston Ferry outside Chester and 1,000 at Farndon.
Total Fishing understands that the EA has decided not to bring a prosecution over the pollution incident, due to lack evidence. The matter is now in the hands of solicitors for the ACA.