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Thumbs up for fish-restocking scheme
11th September 2018

By Sandra Pearce

The Environment Agency says its fish-restocking scheme, which boosts fish populations in the wild, has been a success.

According to the most recent statistics, the Environment Agency scheme increased the volume of fish it produced in 2017 by 50%. In total, the scheme produced a total of 9 tonnes of strong, healthy fish at the Environment Agency’s National Coarse Fish Farm near Calverton, UK, compared to 6 tonnes in 2016.

The Calverton farm breeds fish and larvae as part of a restocking scheme, before introducing them back into the wild in areas where fish populations are limited. Nine  species were restocked in 2017, including grayling, roach, bream and crucian carp.