a quarterly update on some of the fisheries work undertaken by the Environment Agency and other partners including the Rivers Trusts, within Wessex and Devon & Cornwall
Investigations on the Biss and Frome
Mike Blackmore of the Wild Trout Trust has been investigating the River Biss, Wiltshire and Bristol Frome to try to understand why the fish populations (especially the brown trout) are failing under the Water Framework Directive (WFD)
Retyn bridge works help fish passage
Emergency works by Cornwall Council were required to repair a seriously undermined bridge at Retyn on the River Gannel, which had to be closed to traffic. With a swift turnaround, we helped guide the emergency bridge repairs at Retyn to include improvements to aid upstream passage for sea trout and brown trout using a rock ramp, and for eels by installing a sloping ramp of eel tiles.
Braunton Burrows eel pass installed
Fish rescue on the River Kenn