After more than two years of bidding and negotiations, the Foundation is excited to announce the launch of a new project to improve fish migration in the Wye’s largest sub-catchment, the Lugg and Arrow. Both of these rivers are notorious for their number of weirs, often being likened to the Grand National for migrating fish.
The rather curiously-named “Delivering the Nutrient Management Plan” (DNMP) project builds on previous fish migration projects that we and our partners (principally Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales) have undertaken in the Lugg and Arrow.
The main difference between DNMP and previous access projects is that it will focus on downstream as well as upstream fish migration.
Initially, DNMP was a project to encourage good farm practices in Herefordshire with some fish passage work. However, the farm work was taken out leaving a project which will concentrate on both upstream and downstream migration.
DNMP is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Environment Agency. Our project partners are Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and Dwr Cymru/Welsh Water.