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Fish Tagged in Behavioural Study

by Ellen Hardy
29 April 2008, at 1:00am

UK - Fish stocks in the Tees Barrage are to be electronically tagged as part of a £500,000 study into how they live.

By tracking their movements over the next three years scientists are hoping to learn more about fish migration and feeding habits.

The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) is carrying out the research project, says a report for the BBC.

British Waterways (BW), which manages the barrage, wants to protect trout and salmon from foraging seals.

The barrage is operated as a "fish pass" by BW staff who operate locks and the barrage gates to allow migrating fish to pass upstream.

View the BBC story by clicking here.

Ellen Hardy