Anglers are being asked to catch some trophy class rainbow trout to protect spawning seatrout, after a cargo ship crashed into a rainbow trout farm, releasing some 80,000 rainbows into the wild
There are fears that the fish, weighing about 3kg (6lb 10oz) each, could disrupt the reproduction of other trout species.
A local environmentalist urged “anyone with fishing gear to… go fishing”.
Soren Knabe, chair of the environmental group Vandpleje Fyn and a member of the Danish Angler’s Association, told the Copenhagen Post that it was the worst possible time for rainbow trout to be released into Danish waters.
“Sea trout are currently coming up into Funen streams to spawn, and sea trout eggs are a favourite food for rainbow trout,” said Mr Knabe, referring to Funen island, south of the farm.