From the BBC A flurry of shark species have been caught in the River Mersey estuary as anglers recorded a huge surge in fish populations. Smooth-hound, starry smooth-hound and bull huss sharks were all found in stretches between Howley Weir in Warrington and Perch Rock, Wirral. The sharks were among 37 fish species recorded by […]

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Some good news to end on. 1. Natural Resources Wales crackdown on illegal gravel removal and modification works to rivers A task force set up by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to tackle illegal physical modifications to rivers and streams across the country has seen more than 30 legal notices to stop and remediate served on landowners. […]

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Interesting report, covered in the Guardian At least 239 barriers, including dams and weirs, were removed across 17 countries in Europe in 2021, in a record-breaking year for dam removals across the continent. Spain led the way, with 108 structures taken out of the country’s rivers. “Our efforts to expand dam removals across Europe are […]

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MCS ‘We’ve launched a brand-new tool to help businesses source more sustainable seafood for their customers. The Good Fish Guide for Business is a new online portal that allows businesses, chefs, or anyone working in the seafood supply chain, to find out which fish or shellfish are the most environmentally responsible choice. With 39% of […]

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