Fish pass helps salmon head up River Tyne to spawn
Tens of thousands of salmon have been helped by a new fish pass as they make their way up the River Tyne in a once-in-a-lifetime journey to spawn.
Along with thousands of sea trout, the fish swim up from the sea so they can lay their eggs in the tributaries of the river.
The Tyne is now regarded as the best river in England for salmon, overcoming decades of industry and pollution to see around 40,000 fish swim upstream.
Along the way, they will meet obstacles such as the weir at Hexham, Northumberland, which results in them hurling themselves up the barrier.
But now a special pass has been... read more
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