Studies have shown that the enhancement of migratory fish stocks represents an outstanding investment in terms of social and economic benefits. As pollution in our waterways is progressively eliminated, the major remaining obstacle to an increase in migratory fish stocks, with the associated increases in tourist and leisure activity, is the lack of fish passage facilities. The traditional means of providing a passage up rivers for migratory fish are large, expensive structures. Rivertec Ltd are the licensed fabricators and suppliers of fish pass hardware developed by Fishway Engineering Ltd and offer a range of modularised fish and elver pass units which offer cost effective solutions to fish passage problems.
Rivertec also offers all aspects of fish pass design, including surveying, economic evaluation, recommendations on siting, outline and detailed designs for civils works, securing Environment Agency or other Authority approvals, estimates, supervision of construction and operation. The aim is to permit the requirements of the U.K. Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975 (and similar legislation in other countries) to be fulfilled economically and with minimal administrative effort on the part of the Client.
Rivertec Ltd have been appointed UK and European Agents for the (Patented) Rotary Screw Fish Trap developed in the United States of America by E G Solutions Inc. Over 400 of these traps are in use in the USA, Canada and throughout the world.
Various levels of service can be offered depending on the Client’s needs, from initial consultations with reports and recommendations, to detailed quotations for supply and installation.