FEARS are growing for the plight of a host of rare migratory species following an oil spill in Poole Harbour.
The Dorset venue, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, is fed by the Rivers Frome and Piddle. It’s home to a number of sea fish species but, after the leak in a pipeline operated by Perenco, it’s the fate of rare migratory fish such as salmon, sea trout and eels that has experts worried.
“During their journey through estuaries, they are at a crucial stage as their bodies adjust to transferring from living in rivers to sea water,” said Dylan Roberts, Head of Fisheries at the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. “We are extremely concerned that these increasingly rare young fish may perish in the polluted waters.”
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