Fish Diversion News

  • Senior Course 128 ‘Regional Approaches and PfP’ Field Study: Norway

    On 16 June 2016, Senior Course 128 arrived in Norway and immediately started its programme by meeting Ms Anniken Huitfeldt, Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Parliament. She explained parliamentary debates on Norway's current position in face of current global strategic developments. In this respect, Ms. Huitfeldt offered her views on the developments ...


    By NDC Technologies Inc

  • Teck Metals ordered to pay $3 million fine

    Teck Metals Ltd. was ordered to pay a $3,000,000 penalty on February 29, 2016, in British Columbia Provincial Court after pleading guilty to three offences under the Fisheries Act related to releases of effluent deleterious to fish into the Columbia River. In addition to the penalty, Teck Metals Ltd. agreed to undertake on-site improvement ...

  • Grassroots conservation efforts in Senegal receive international award

    The Association Inter-Villageoise (AIV Ndiaël) of northern Senegal was awarded the prestigious 2015 Conservation Award by the African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) today. Vogelbescherming Nederland (BirdLife in The Netherlands) and Wetlands International have supported the work of AIV Ndiaël and were present at the award ceremony. AIV Ndiaël represents 32 communities and ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Seagull attacks on the increase

    Here's how we can help Given the amount of recent bad press our coastal Seagulls are receiving of late we at Eco Environmental would like to share a few thoughts about the current situation. Populations of any living thing depend on two things - habitat and food supply. Seagulls are bold and opportunistic creatures and have little fear when stealing food from us. We ...

  • House passes another bill to stem California drought

    The House on Thursday passed GOP-led legislation designed to bring more water to California's farm belt amid a severe and lengthy drought. Similar efforts have faltered in the last two congressional sessions after initially passing the House, and the White House and Democrats remain opposed. The four-year California drought has forced communities to cut water use. Some rural areas have been ...


    By Associated Press

  • $22 Million Paid For Cleanup Costs and Natural Resource Damages at the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics site in South Plainfield, NJ

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that $22 million has been received from D.S.C. of Newark Enterprises, Inc. and its sole shareholder, Anthony Coraci, for their liability in a settlement to recover the federal and state government’s costs for cleanup and for natural resource damages caused by contamination at the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Superfund site in South ...

  • Is Britain’s biosecurity being threatened by the risk of an ‘invasional meltdown’?

    Britain’s freshwater ecosystems are on the brink of an invasional meltdown, a new study concludes. Examining 23 freshwater species from south-east Europe, researchers investigated whether individual species in the group would ‘pave the way’ for others, resulting in a rapid increase in establishment of invasive species. The results showed that 76% of the interactions between the ...

  • Destruction of Carbon-Rich Mangroves Costs up to US$42 billion in Economic Damages Annually - UNEP Report

    Mangroves are being destroyed at a rate 3 - 5 times greater than the average rates of forest loss, costing billions in economic damages and denying millions of people the ecosystem services they need to survive, according to a new report launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The Importance of Mangroves: A Call to Action launched today at the ...

  • Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

    The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change. As with the polar bear, much of the threat to the coral species is because of future expected problems due to global warming, said David Bernhart, an endangered-species official at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. These ...


    By Associated Press

  • The United Kingdom`s national strategy for maritime security

    I’m delighted to be here to mark the launch of the UK national strategy for maritime security. There can be few places more appropriate to discuss the importance of maritime security to the life of the nation than the UK Chamber ...

  • Important tips for silk screen printing on acrylic signs

    Most of acrylic signs in the process need to be screen printed, silk screen printing in acrylic signage production process is very important, Below are some important tip for silk screen printing: 1. We should chose high gloss and friction resistant acrylic inks, especiallywe can't use of matte inks, because it is not resistant to ...


  • Weir removal opens up Gayton Brook for fish migration

    A weir that was preventing fish from migrating on the Gayton Brook in Staffordshire has been removed by the Environment Agency. The work has been carried out as part of the Gayton Brook Catchment Restoration Project which was set up to tackle issues in the failing watercourse, in partnership with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust The project was launched in 2010 and identified two weirs in the Gayton ...

  • Screw Pumps for Kortenhoef Placed in a Jiffy

    FishFlow Innovations have placed the two fish-friendly Archimedean screw pumps for pumping station Kortenhoef in Nederhorst den Berg. Placing the screw pumps was done in just a few hours. This is partly due to the unique steel frame that carries the screw pumps. If the pumping station will go into use in the spring of 2014, it will be a fish-safe passageway in both directions; moving from the ...


    By FishFlow Innovations

  • Montana, feds to seek damages from Exxon spill

    After two years of review, Montana and federal officials notified Exxon Mobil Corp. on Thursday that they intend to seek damages for injuries to birds, fish and other natural resources from a major crude oil spill into the Yellowstone River. The Texas company's 12-inch Silvertip pipeline broke near Laurel during flooding in July 2011, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Past environmental pressures affect current biodiversity loss

    The negative effects of human activity on biodiversity may not be fully realised for several decades, or even a century for some species, new research suggests. Conservation efforts may need to be much increased to prevent declines of wildlife populations as a result of environmental pressures that occurred many years ago, say the study’s authors. Biodiversity in Europe is under threat from ...

  • Fish pass at Stoneleigh Weir is now complete

    On Friday 13 September, the Environment Agency completed a project to install a fish and eel pass at the Stoneleigh Gauging Weir on the River Sowe. The stop logs were today removed from the pass, allowing fish passage for the first time since the weir was constructed in 1951. The fish pass has been installed to improve fish and eel migration, making an important contribution to improving water ...

  • U.S. EPA Water Quality Grant Aids Native Fish Recovery in Palo Alto

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and partner agencies, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA), California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC), and San Mateo County Resource Conservation District (RCD) announced the near completion of work to remove a fish-passage barrier, improving access to high quality spawning habitat for ...

  • Port of Tacoma settles with EPA, Department of Justice for damaging wetlands in violation of Clean Water Act

    The Port of Tacoma and two contractors have agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty and restore wetland habitat at an estimated cost of over $3 million to compensate for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act that damaged valuable Puget Sound wetlands, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection ...

  • Water Abstraction Screens for Narec

    Carbis are awarded the design and manufacture of water abstraction screens for Narec (National Renewable Energy Centre) The screens have been specifically designed to comply with Environment Agency river estuary extraction requirements. The screens are designed to prevent entrapment, entrainment or impingement of Elver, Yellow and Silver Eel and fish, this being a condition of the EA granting ...


    By Carbis Filtration Ltd.

  • Teenage Environmentalists Awarded for Innovative Green Projects

    A team of high school students from Indonesia has picked up a major international environmental award for a project that promotes alternative food sources and livelihoods for fishing communities impacted by the degradation of coral reefs and coasts. The 'eco-garden' initiative by students from Senior High School No. 1, in Sumbawa Besar, Indonesia, was awarded first place in the Volvo Adventure ...

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