Anglesey Rivers Project – From Source to Sea
The rivers of Anglesey are relatively small, but numerous, and provide important corridors for wildlife and fisheries. However, the pressures acting upon these rivers are poorly understood and documented which severely limits efforts to improve their quality and wellbeing. The lower reaches of these rivers are within the AONB but all of the watercourses potentially impact upon the inland and coastal water quality, the wildlife and leisure activities within the AONB.
The overall aim of the project was to survey ten of the most significant river systems on Anglesey (see section 2 for details) to provide base data and evidence for further action and projects to help improve the riparian habitat, wildlife and trout fisheries on these catchments. The project also identified and developed suitable locations where sustainable trout fishing could be promoted to benefit local communities and businesses.
A healthy inland fishery is important as it delivers a range of ecosystem services including biodiversity, recreation & socio- economic benefits and the output from this project is intended to be used to aid planning of resources in the catchments.
Reporting an environmental incident
To report an environmental incident such as suspected poaching, pollution or wildlife crime, the dumping of hazardous or industrial waste and illegal abstraction from watercourses etc, call Natural Resources Wales’ incident hotline on 0300 065 3000 (24 hour service).
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