Lines from Hamlet being used in STM are pretty few and far between, but this time they fit as well as they did when written by William Shakespeare (not the reel/rod/bait maker). A call for help has gone out in Denmark to enlist anglers to catch some 80,000 rainbow trout were released after a cargo ship accidentally tore apart a fish farm net in a fjord near Assens in the western region of the country.
Anglers are asked to catch and keep the rainbow trout before these North America escapees gained a foothold that may upset the area's ecological balance. The incident is being investigated by the Danish Maritime Authority. It was not immediately clear whether the ship would be fined. Police say no one was injured when the ship sailed into the aquaculture farm.
But now authorities fear the farmed trout could wreak havoc on the region and eat the eggs of other trout species.