• Short Summary

    In France over the past few days thousands of dead fish have been seen floating in the Seine, especially near the national radio headquarters in Paris.

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    In France over the past few days thousands of dead fish have been seen floating in the Seine, especially near the national radio headquarters in Paris.

    SYNOPSIS: Scientists from the Minister of Agriculture have been taking samples of water from the Seine to try and establish why so many fish have died in the river. One theory is that heavy rains which followed a prolonged drought have seriously affected the oxygen content in the water, making it fatal for the fish.

    Meanwhile, an enterprising swimming pool owner in Deligny, near the "Pont de la Concorde" in Paris, has decided in provide bad anglers with an easy way to catch trout. He has emptied two tons of trout into his pool which is up for sale. While waiting for a buyer, the pool owner, Mr. Richard, is making some money by charging anglers who want to come and fish in the pool.

    It costs tow france (.25 of a pound sterling) to fish the pool. For this money, Mr. Richard provides you with rod and bait -- but you must pay for everything you catch. The going rate is 22 frances (three pounds sterling a kilo 2.2 lbs). If this price seems high to you, it is apparently quite satisfactory to Parisiens who are queuing outside his gates for their turn with the rod. For as the sign near the pool suggests, trout can make a delicious meal on any day of the week.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAMDV436BGKDBW76ANI8R4G2S3
    Media URN:
    VLVAAMDV436BGKDBW76ANI8R4G2S3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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