Anglers have discovered hundreds of dead fish in the Saale near Bernburg in Saxony-Anhalt. The Saxony-Anhalt Anglers’ Association filed a complaint with the public prosecutor’s office against unknown persons, as a spokesman for the association said on Monday on request. According to the information, anglers initially discovered several dead fish in the Saale below the weir in Bernburg on Friday morning.
Over the weekend, the local fishing club recovered about 300 dead fish. An estimated 3,000 dead fish are believed to have died. According to the spokesman for the anglers’ association, the cause is still unclear – he considers a connection with the fish kill on the Oder in Brandenburg on the German-Polish border to be unlikely.
The authorities had been called in for analysis and clarification. “The Saale is a large river, the anglers first got as many fish out of the Saale as they could,” said the spokesman. Accordingly, the association assumes that more dead fish have been driven along the river.