5. Fish bypass at Standon
Theme: Ecology and biodiversity
- Ensure connectivity for fish passage
Installation of a fish pass over a weir at Standon 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 were installed in Standon in 1983 and are causing the total blockage of the Rib to fish migration at this point.
The river would benefit from an investigation into options to remove or bypass the weir, enabling easier migration for fish.