THOUSANDS of fish will be stocked in the River Calder this week as part of the Environment Agency’s efforts to further improve the recovering fish stocks.
Fisheries officers will be introducing a total of 3,000 roach, chub and dace into the river on Friday.
The work is part of the Agency’s efforts to aid the recovery of the Calder, which has seen dramatic improvements in water quality as a result of major investment by water companies an industry.
Fisheries technical officer, Peter Mischenko, said the work would help boost the river’s stocks and help it become a successful fishery in the future.
“This is just one part of the work the Agency does to help the area’s fisheries. Money raised from rod licence sales is reinvested in the region’s watercourses through habitat improvements, re-stocking work and other measures to help boost fish stocks.
“The Calder was once a heavily polluted river as a result of the Industrial Revolution, which saw it suffer through industrial discharges and sewage discharges. Today the picture is much brighter thanks to hard work and investment.”