ABCO Marine Ltd, has been contracted by Yorkshire Water in the delivery of Langsett Fish Pass as part of their wider programme of work which will see a total of 14 new fish passes built across the region between now and 2020. The investment into the new fish passes also contributes to the Don Catchment River Trusts 'Salmon to Sheffield' project, which aims to return salmon to Sheffield for the first time in 200 years.
The first of the passes will be built at Langsett reservoir, near Stocksbridge and should bring new life to the upper reaches of the Little Don River. The fish passes will slow the water and create pools for the fish to jump into and rest in. Work are progressing on site with this project to be completed by October 2017.
Dr Ben Gillespie, Yorkshire Water’s Lead Environmental Advisor said: "This is a great opportunity to improve the biodiversity of Yorkshire's rivers through an innovative partnership between ourselves, the Environment Agency, the Don Catchment Rivers Trust and our designers, Jeremy Benn Associates.
The fish pass at Langsett is being built over the summer to take advantage of lower flows in the river which will make the construction easier. It also means the fish passes will be complete in time for the time of year when brown trout usually start their journey upstream to breed.
ABCO mobilised to site in June 2017 and are programmed to complete and handover in October 2017.
Commenting on the contract, Ryan McDermott, ABCO Marine Ltd Director, commented, "ABCO are proud to be associated with Yorkshire Water in the delivery of the Fish Pass at Langsett. Part of the challenge of this project is the accessibility of plant, equipment and materials to the works location through Langsett Forrest Trails, which is hugely popular for tourists and locals. The site works are progressing with the site works on programme for completion and final handover for October 2017."
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