Accelerating the recovery of the European Eel

River Severn to benefit from £19.4 million funding boost

River Severn to benefit from £19.4 million funding boost

Almost £20 million has been granted to a scheme that aims to open up miles of the River Severn to help threatened fish. The £19.4 million project will reopen the UK’s longest river to fish species that vanished after weirs were installed during the Industrial Revolution. State-of-the-art fish passes will be installed at weirs along the Severn and the River Teme allow fish to travel past the blockages and give access to spawning ground needed by other species.

The scheme will benefit declining species such as the salmon and the European eel.

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