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A ladder saves the day
10th September 2018

By Sandra Pearce

Spawning fish will have an easier time swimming up the River Severn in Worcestershire thanks to a £20m project to introduce fish passes.

The passes will act like aquatic ladders over weirs and locks that have had a dramatic impact on fish populations by making parts of the river inaccessible, report the BBC News.

Jason Leach from the Canal and River Trust, which runs the project, said it will have a ‘vital impact in enabling protected and endangered species to thrive once more’.