Charges filed after mass eel deaths from creek contamination

Posted 27/10/2018

Stuff NZ Website

Criminal charges have been laid after the deaths of almost 2000 eels in a Christchurch creek.

Environment Canterbury (ECan) chairman Steve Lowndes said a company and an individual had been charged over the incident, which occurred after contaminants were discharged into Kaputone Creek in Belfast in April.

About 1990 eels and 30 fish were found dead along a 4km stretch of the creek. The eels were a mixture of both shortfin and a rare longfin species and ranged in length from 15cm to 1m.

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