Bring back the burbot! Fish not seen in the UK since 1969 is set to be reintroduced in ‘rewilding’ project
- The burbot has not been seen living in the wild in British rivers since the 1960s
- It is the world’s only freshwater species of cod and once thrived in east England
- The Norfolk Rivers Trust wants to reintroduce the fish within the next three years
A fish not seen in British rivers since 1969 is set to be reintroduced.
The burbot is the world’s only freshwater cod species and once thrived in eastern England. It is thought to have died out due to farm pollution.
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