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EXETER DETERS CORMORANTS BY COLOURING CANAL

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Britain's oldest canal is to be dyed khaki or blue to prevent fish stocks being plundered by cormorants. ...
Britain's oldest canal is to be dyed khaki or blue to prevent fish stocks being plundered by cormorants.

The Times (p6) reports that Exeter City Council devised the scheme to dye the Exeter Ship Canal in response to growing complaints from anglers.

Jack Nott, the council's rivers and canal manger said: 'We are looking at using natural dyes to put in the canal on days before angling matches. This could make it easier for anglers to catch fish and deter cormorants by making it harder for the birds to see their prey.'
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