• Everard, M. (2015). River Habitats for Coarse Fish: How Fish Use Rivers and How We Can Help Them. Old Pond Publishing.
is in three parts:
1. How Britain’s diverse coarse fish species use river habitats throughout their life cycles – from egg to larva, juvenile and adult and during often dramatically varying conditions across the seasons – covering the three principal needs during these very different life stages of:
b. Feeding; and
2. The radical changes to our river systems that have occurred relative to their fully natural conditions within which fish evolved, and which therefore represent bottlenecks to fish life cycles.
3. Practical measures that people can undertake as part of fishery management – avoiding removing functional habitat, installing buffer zones and deflectors, bypassing weirs, etc. – that can alleviate these bottlenecks for the benefit of fisheries, associated wildlife and the many wider ecosystem service benefits that rivers provide.
The book is endorsed with logos from:
• The Angling Trust
• The Rivers Trust
• Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
• The Institute of Fisheries Management
• The Freshwater Biological Association
• The River Restoration Centre
• The Barbel Society
• The Avon Roach Project
• The Wild Trout Trust
• The Salmon and Trout Association
Everard, M. (2015). M. Everard (Ed.), River Habitats for Coarse Fish: How Fish Use Rivers and How We Can Help Them. Old Pond Publishing