cbec has delivered fisheries and barriers assessment services for a range of clients, including utilities companies, government agencies, angling associations and fisheries trusts.

Our staff have a thorough understanding of the hierarchical physical controls on in-stream habitats and the link between sediment transport processes and the quality of aquatic habitats; this knowledge is critical in order that we can identify appropriate solutions to fisheries-related issues.

We have also completed many projects involving barrier management (up to and including full removal), covering all stages of the process from catchment-scale planning/ prioritisation, options appraisal, cost development, detailed design, implementation and post-construction monitoring.

cbec offers a range of services to support fisheries management

  • Conceptualisation and development of catchment management plans
  • Manage license applications for in-channel works (e.g. CAR in Scotland)
  • Habitat surveys and associated sampling programmes
  • Salmonid spawning/ redd surveys
  • Design of hydraulic structures (including barrier management/ removal)
  • Instream habitat enhancement/ restoration design
  • Construction supervision services for in-channel works
  • Design and implementation of monitoring programmes