Fish stocks in North East rivers are being boosted by agency



Thousands of young fish have been released into North East rivers to help boost stocks.
Staff at the Environment Agency released more than 40,000 chub, dace, roach, bream, barbel, tench, grayling, crucian carp and rudd during 2017.
All the fish were reared at the agency’s fish farm near Calverton, Nottinghamshire, using funding from rod licence sales.
The work is part of the agency’s ongoing plan to develop and restore rivers and fisheries in the region, targeting those which have previously been affected by pollution or where barriers affect fish passage.
Paul Frear, fisheries officer for... read more

 
30 January 2018 in Regional North East, Views: 29
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