How Weirs Affect Fish Communities

Dr Chris Gardner, from the South East Rivers Trust has been building the case for removing weirs at various meetings over the last few months and have written the attached article addressing the concerns raised by anglers and fishing club officials

River restoration describes a set of activities that help improve the environmental health of a river or stream. These activities aim to restore the natural state and functionality of the river system to promote improved fish populations, biodiversity, recreation, flood management and development. Restoration to improve fisheries tends to focus on increasing habitat quality and diversity, and a popular method of achieving this is by addressing barriers such as weirs.

The full article can be downloaded from here