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Factors affecting the dispersal of coarse fish

Factors affecting the dispersal of coarse fish

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Factors affecting the dispersal of coarse fish

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Factors affecting the dispersal of coarse fish

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Environment Agency-funded researchers have utilised state-of the art telemetry systems to investigate what happens to coarse fish in floods and high flows in rivers, and to track the movements of fish from the Environment Agency’s hatcheries when they are stocked into rivers recovering from pollution.

This project has shown that reconnection of rivers to their natural floodplains and re stocking in appropriate circumstances with farm-reared fish are both important techniques in achievement of Good Ecological Status in lowland UK rivers.

Published 1 August 1999