Don't Flush your Fish!
Published on Jun 23, 2015
 

Canadian officials launch a campaign about "pet goldfish"

Goldfish are thriving in Alberta, Canada however officials say it’s not a great thing for the wilderness. Environmental officials in Alberta have reported an alarming amount of “pet goldfish” in the community storm ponds. These fish are multiplying tremendously at an excelled rate and environmentalists have concerns for their fragile ecosystems.

“That’s really scary because it means they’re reproducing in the wild, they are getting quite large and they are surviving the winters that far north.” says Kate Wilson of Alberta’s environment department.

The reported news and numbers has resulted in a campaign to warn people of the trouble flushing their fish will cause. 

You can read more of this interesting article here: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-33254630 

** Shoutout to BBC for using our fish measuring board in the article **