Our fisheries-related services include barrier assessment and habitat enhancement through river restoration with designs specifically considering the natural geomorphic processes that provide and maintain instream habitats, including local-scale components to enhance physical diversity (e.g., large wood structures). We have delivered fisheries and barriers assessment services for a range of clients, including utility companies, government agencies, angling associations and fisheries trusts.
Our staff have a thorough understanding of the hierarchical physical controls on instream habitats and the link between sediment transport processes and the quality of aquatic habitats. This knowledge is critical to the identification of appropriate solutions to fisheries-related issues.
We have also completed many projects involving barrier management (including full removal), covering all stages of the process (catchment-scale planning, prioritisation, options appraisal, cost development, detailed design, implementation and post-construction monitoring).