5. Fish bypass at Standon
Theme: Ecology and biodiversity
- Ensure connectivity for fish passage
This project would install a fish pass over a structure to allow fish to move up and down river.
Structures such as weirs cause serious problems for fish populations, isolating them genetically and preventing them from moving to escape events such as pollution or drought. Auto sluice gates and a weir, installed in 1983, are causing the total blockage of the Rib at this point. This project will investigate and implement mitigation measures such as fish passes.