Monday, November 19, 2007

Climate change is threat to Lakes' fish

Fish species like the char and vendace could disappear from the Lake District because of climate change, an environmental conference heard.

Not so long ago it was pike anglers translocating livebaits who were blamed for rare species' decline.

Coarse live and deadbaits were banned on waters like Windermere five years ago, after scientists claimed species like ruffe and roach had been spread.

Now delegates at fifth AGM of the Lake District Still Waters Partnership have been told that the lakes were set to change as a result of higher temperatures and warmer, wetter, windier winters.

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