Barbel Friendly Farming

Barbel Friendly Farming.

If you think that is a daft title, try thinking about the opposite; just how many examples of barbel-unfriendly farming have you seen?

Never mind the sight of dead fish floating after a severe farm pollution incident, the less obvious, more insidious effects of farm pollution may still lead to the decline or loss of a barbel fishery. Every issue of Fish Legal details at least one serious pollution incident involving farm pollution and Environment Agency statistics indicate that there are still major problems, so this is something which needs to be dealt with. However, before going into the fixes which are being put in place, it is as well to think about farm pollution and just how it affects barbel fisheries.

This and the full article are reproduced by kind permission of the Barbel Society.