15,000 fish had to be rescued at a stretch of canal in Newport.
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) teamed up with Newport City Council and the Pontymister Angling club to save the fish on Saturday, August 26 at Fourteen Locks, a land-locked section of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.
A breach in this section of the canal caused water to leak out and drop to a critically low level, putting the lives of the fish in danger.
The mixed coarse fish, such as roach, carp, bream and rudd, were captured using nets and some being stunned using electric fishing techniques. They were then transported safely further up the canal in a large tank towed by a NRW truck.
Jon Goldsworthy, Operations Manager for NRW, said: “Our rivers and canals are home to a rich variety of …