Swiss Call for River Restoration

The Swiss Fisheries Federation has joined with conservation groups in calling for a reversal of river obstruction and channelization which has led to a widespread loss of wild fish. “The federation’s president Werner Widmer said Switzerland’s remaining fish stocks were under threat. He said that eight of the 57 indigenous fish species in Switzerland were no longer found in the country and 37 others were endangered or dying out. And catches of trout have gone down by 60 per cent since 1980.” On

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