Saturday, June 02, 2007

Pike moved to make way for Olympics

Fish of several species, including pike, are being removed from a small river near the proposed Olympic stadium in East London.

Experts will electro fish the Pudding Mill River, in Stratford, to remove pike, eels, bream and other species which inhabit it.

The fish will be released into the nearby River Lea. The work marks the start of the Olympic Authority's project to protect wildlife living around the site of the Olympic park which will form the focal point of the 2012 London Olympics.