Shrimp shut­down

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

A Nin Town & Coun­try (Jan­uary 25) men­tioned jel­ly­fish shut­ting down a Swedish nu­clear power plant, re­mind­ing me of when my fa­ther was de­mobbed and we moved to Ken­dal. The town’s wa­ter came from Killing­ton Reser­voir, but, one sum­mer, the flow dried up—fresh­wa­ter shrimp had bred ram­pantly, clog­ging the out­flow.

Trout were introduced to con­trol the shrimp and all was well, un­til about three years later, when the flow failed again—the older trout were now eat­ing the younger trout, which made an eas­ier meal than shrimp. The so­lu­tion? A lim­ited num­ber of rod li­cences, of which my fa­ther had one. Bal­ance of Na­ture re­stored—de­li­ciously. Tony Dou­glass, Sur­rey

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