From the Belfast Telegraph in Ireland:
Six fish on new extinction alert
Thursday, 6 October 2011
A health check on Ireland’s native species has put six fish, including Atlantic salmon, on a new extinction alert.
While most fish stocks were reported to be in good health, five species were regarded as vulnerable.
Experts who compiled the study for the National Parks and Wildlife Service blamed water pollution, the spread of invasive species, overfishing, unsympathetic river management and climate change for the red list.
Scientists involved in the red list study hit out at river barriers such as weirs for their impact on migration.
Read more here.
More than 2,000 fish have been recently added into two lakes in Wales in a continuing effort to save the endangered Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus), one of Britain’s rarest freshwater fishes: here.
European (especially freshwater) biodiversity threatened: here.