a complaint filed after the discovery of 4,000 dead trout

a complaint filed after the discovery of 4,000 dead trout
a complaint filed after the discovery of 4,000 dead trout

Last March, thousands of dead fish were discovered in the Bonne torrent. The fishing federation and a local association filed a complaint against X and denounced the discharge of a pollutant.

“A disaster for fishing and biodiversity,” denounces the Hautes-Alpes Fishing Federation. According to her, 4,000 trout were discovered dead on March 21 over five kilometers in the Bonne torrent, between the Bayard golf course and the Drac in Brutinel, in the commune of Laye north of Gap. The federation condemns a massacre due to water pollution.

The first dead fish were discovered by two fishermen, including the president of the local AAPPMA (Approved Association for Fishing and the Protection of Aquatic Environments).

In the watercourse, they found corpses “by the hundred”. “In total, that day, we counted more than 400 dead brown trout over 600 meters, we were demoralized, outraged,” they explained to the federation.

A complaint against X filed

According to the federation, a pollutant was dumped into the torrent and swept away thousands of trout, despite the high flow of the watercourse. “The first analyzes revealed no fish mortality in the Drac, the high flow of which diluted the polluting concentrations before evacuating them,” she specifies.

Fishermen say they are “disgusted” by the disaster, which comes several years after pollution which had already killed many fish. “It is a natural reserve of Mediterranean trout which have been decimated.”

The Fishing Federation and the local association filed a complaint against X and an investigation was opened to clarify the death of these 4,000 trout. It is carried out by the French Biodiversity Office. Other investigations on water quality and a neighborhood survey are also carried out.

In the meantime, farmers are recommended not to let their animals consume torrent water.

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