Prymnesium Update Spring 2020

During the spring of 2015 a large algal bloom of Prymnesium parvum existed within Hickling Broad and the Upper Thurne system. This led to the Environment Agency undertaking one of the UK largest fish rescues of over 700,000 fish which was widely reported in the national media. However, many thousands of fish were lost, including…

Thurne Pyrmnesium Map 2015

Many anglers and people with an environmental interest will be concerned over the breakout of Pyrmnesium algae within the upper Thurne. The Environment Agency has today (1st Mayl) confirmed the rescue of some 700,000+ fish across the Thurne system. However an estimated 15,000+ fish have been lost. The map below shows where the impact is and major…

Broads Prymnesium makes national news

Kelvin Allen the BASG Treasurer and Eastern Region chairman of AT has made the news headlines this week, in calling for some concerted action to manage and protect the Broads National Park from Prrymnesium algae.Over the last 3 weeks the Environment Agency have rescued over 500,000 fish from the Upper Thurne area including Hickling Broad,…

230,000 fish rescued from Hickling Broad

Anglers concerns where justified this week, with a major Prymnesium alagal bloom across Hickling Broad. There has been much discussion in recent weeks about the potential environmental impact from any dredging works planned on Hickling and with the Broad almost inpassable to navigation in places there are many challenges ahead. However thanks to the work lead by…

Countering the threat of Prymnesium in the Broads

An update on scientific research underway at Norwich’s John Innes Centre that should help in the fight against the fish killing algae Prymnesium This news article was shown on ITV. http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2014-10-30/scientists-in-norfolk-develop-water-testing-kit-to-save-thousands-of-fish-from-deadly-toxin/ Prof Rob Field from John Innes came and gave a talk on their work at last nights BASG AGM, which went down very well with…

Thurne Water Quality Report

For people interested, this is what is sustaining the healthy fish stocks seen and reported in recent years across the river Thurne, despite many of the measures actually failing and continuing to decline within the Broads themselves. This report describes the state of the waterways and compares them to where we need to be for…

Broads Prymnesium makes national news

Kelvin Allen the BASG Treasurer and Eastern Region chairman of AT has made the news headlines this week, in calling for some concerted action to manage and protect the Broads National Park from Prrymnesium algae.Over the last 3 weeks the Environment Agency have rescued over 500,000 fish from the Upper Thurne area including Hickling Broad,…