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    To remove what experts call undesirable species of fish, a generator, operated by boatmen on rivers and streams in Eire, is shocking them to the surface...

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    To remove what experts call undesirable species of fish, a generator, operated by boatmen on rivers and streams in Eire, is shocking them to the surface... for removal and death. The good fish, stunned by the electrical shocks too, are put back again to live another day - for the angler to catch.

    The fishery authority aim to remove the undesirable - roach and pike - this way, to safeguard the lives of up and coming salmon and trout.

    The generator emitting a wave of shocks through the water is run on a small battery. In half an hour 100 pike were removed in a fifty yard reach of river. In this case the pike were transferred to a pike river.

    The authority say the method is a valuable factor in studying too the population and breeding habits of river fish and also for assessing the effects on fish-life of drainage and pollution. At present the method is confined to small streams and rivers but it will be equally effective in deeper waters and on bigger fish.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACTYESPQ5V5SNA53HTWTNHPXP1
    Media URN:
    VLVACTYESPQ5V5SNA53HTWTNHPXP1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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