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Fish Protection Targets in Europe

 
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Fish Protection Targets in Europe

Overview of the European legal basis for fish protection at hydraulic construction sites

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Keuneke, Rita; Edith Massmann and Stephan Naumann 2020: Fischschutzziele in Europa. Überblick über die europäischen Rechtsgrundlagen des Fischschutzes an Wasserbauwerken. Ingenieurbüro Floecksmühle GmbH, Umweltbundesamt: Aachen, Dessau-Roßlau.

This Fact Sheet provides an overview of the European legal basis for fish protection at hydraulic engineering structures. The fact sheet "Fish protection targets in Europe" is available for download.

The key messages of Fact Sheet No. 01 are:

  • Legal regulations for fish protection at hydropower sites are in force in many European countries.
  • The improvement of downstream continuity is often made via case-by-case decisions and supported by strategic concepts for hydropower utilisation.
  • European countries implement various measures for fish protection and downstream fish migration.

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German
English
Authorship
Rita Keuneke (Ingenieurbüro Floecksmühle GmbH)
Edith Massmann (Ingenieurbüro Floecksmühle GmbH)
Stephan Naumann (Federal Environment Agency)
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Graphic design and layout: Lena Aebli

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12 pp.
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Keywords
Water Framework Directive, WFD, river, nature conservation, biodiversity, energy, hydropower, fish, migration, watercourse, connectivity, restoration, hydromorphology, protection
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