Farm pesticides blamed for fish kill

July 10, 2012 – 4:16am By ALY THOMSON The Canadian Press

‘Acute toxic event’ may have led to die-off in brook, biologist says

COLEMAN, P.E.I., The discovery of hundreds of dead fish in Prince Edward Island is spawning concerns from environmentalists about the use of pesticides in the province’s agriculture industry.

Dale Cameron of Trout Unlimited says more than 2,000 fish have been scooped from a three-kilometer stretch of Barclay Brook in Coleman since Thursday following heavy rainfall.

Cameron, who discovered the fish kill, said that’s more than triple the amount of fish that washed up on the same shores of the brook last July, though the current discovery is concentrated in a smaller area.

“This one looks worse,” said Cameron.

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