Barbel stocking in the Aire…

Fisheries experts will be stocking 6,000 barbel at several locations in Yorkshire this week as part of the Environment Agency’s ongoing plans to develop and restore rivers in the region.

All reared at the Environment Agency’s fish farm, 3,000 barbel will be stocked into the  River Aire at six locations between Kildwick and Thwaites Mill.

These rivers have suffered from poor water quality and habitat loss in the past, but a concerted effort by Yorkshire Water, industry and the Environment Agency has helped turn these watercourses around.

More information here on the EA website.

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