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Fish stocks boost for North East waters

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Fisheries experts have boosted stocks in the North East as the Environment Agency continues to develop and restore rivers in the region.

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Fisheries experts have given a boost to stocks in North East waters as part of the Environment Agency’s ongoing plans to develop and restore rivers and lakes in the region.

Fish including dace, chub, roach, crucian carp, tench, rudd and bream have been stocked into rivers and stillwater fisheries this week.

At the River Skerne near Darlington, 4,000 chub, dace, roach and barbel have been stocked, and a further 3,000 dace, chub and barbell have been released into the River Wear near Durham.

The River Don at South Tyneside and the River Tees at High Conniscliffe also received stocks of chub, dace and barbel.

Stillwater fisheries in the region – Willows Reservoir at Barmston, Washington; Eden Grange at Station Town; Grey Towers Lake at Nunthorpe; Wheatley Hill; and Wydon Water near Hexham - have also been stocked with 15,000 roach, rudd, bream, tench and crucian carp to help improve angling.

The Environment Agency releases fish into waterways annually. Fisheries officers target fish stocking activity using data from national fish surveys to identify where there are problems with poor breeding and survival.

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