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.
LV PAN FROM Embankment TO river showing dead fish floating, with Eiffel Tower in back-ground
CU & SV Dead fish floating (4 shots)
LV EXTERIOR Swimming pool
CU Lady swimming in pool
CU Men fixing pipeline from tankwagon to pool
CU PAN Women and children watch as trout spew from pipeline into swimming pool (3 shots)
LV Men and women around pool fishing
CU & SV Man hooks trout (2 shots)
SV Another man hooks trout
CU Sign in French saying trout is a good meal every day
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Background: 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.