Canal & Rivers Trust
- Category: Habitat Improvement
- Published: Wednesday, 24 February 2016 16:22
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The importance of vegetation for fish in canals
This blog comes courtesy of writer and broadcaster Dr Mark Everard, who explains why vegetation in canals should be thought of as a vital natural resource.
In 'The Complete Book of the Roach' I describe how freshwater fish depend on the aquatic ecosystems they inhabit for food, flight and reproduction. These same three fundamentals apply to all life stages, from spawning through egg development and early life stages, for fry and growing juveniles right though to mature adults.