The appearance of hundreds possibly thousands – of dead fish in Porthcawl Marina harbour is not a pollution incident – a council spokesman has insisted.
The explanation is that they are all freshwater fish – caught up in an overflow from the Wilderness Lake about a mile away.
Sadly, the freshwater fish could not survive in the salt sea water.
Some dead fish were visible earlier in the week, but on Friday morning there were hundreds – possibly thousands – floating on the water.
A spokesman for Bridgend County Borough Council (BCBC) told The GEM that the sluice gates were opened whenever water levels in the Wilderness Lake reached a certain level.
However, it was very unusual for a large number of fish to get caught in the discharge.
Some of the fish appear to be silver bream – a freshwater fish