Dam removal: good news from France and Estonia
“Dam removals are dear to anglers as they understand the importance of free flowing rivers, their importance for the biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, including healthy fish populations.
The number of dams in Europe is estimated ca. 1 million, which, on average equalsalmost one barrier for each river kilometre in Europe. These barriers disrupt the natural functioning of the rivers and hamper fish migration, which for many species mean that they cannot fulfil their life cycle.
On the 25th of April, EAA attended a workshop on dam removals organised by the coalition Dam Removal Europe and hosted by the European Commission Directorate General for Environment in Brussels. ”
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