Successful fish and fisheries management involves understanding a wide range of environmental and socio-economic issues. It’s often treated in isolation, but a significant body of research and practical experience demonstrates that catchment wide processes, changes in demand and infrastructure development significantly influence river, lake or coastal fisheries as much as (or even more than) local issues.

We take a holistic approach, drawing on our in-house multidisciplinary expertise and combining this with highly respected fisheries professionals. Our fisheries scientists have long-term experience of a wide range of projects both in the UK and globally. Our technicians have a good grounding in fisheries and water management. The team has professional credibility through individual memberships of the Institute of Fisheries Management and through numerous peer reviewed publications.  All our fisheries work is certificated through ISO14001, CHAS and Investors in People.

Our ‘source to sea’ approach includes the development and design of new still water or riverine fisheries (including planning and other relevant permissions). We have a team of scientists, technicians and contractors who offer a full range of technical and practical services. This is complemented by survey and monitoring equipment, boats and an off-road capability.

Sector and client examples include:

  • Eastleigh Borough Council
  • Sustainable Fisheries Commission
  • South East Water

  • Biodiversity by Design
  • Rode Hill Fishery


Fish surveys

  • Still water
  • Riverine
  • Netting and trapping
  • Electrofishing
  • Sonar
  • Use of angling data
  • Hydro-ecological survey and assessment

Fish habitat

  • Mapping
  • Assessment
  • Management plans
  • Habitat creation and installation
Fishery design and modification
  • Site mapping and master planning
  • Preparation of specifications
  • Contracting
  • Design, specification and installation of fishing jetties, benches, planting and boardwalks

Stock assessment and advice

  • Mortality
  • Water quality
  • Stocking and biomass
  • Predators
  • Aeration
  • Scale analysis
  • Ageing
  • Modelling
  • Biostatistics
Ecosystem assessment, management and advice
  • Invasive non-native species capture, removal and management
  • Algae
  • Zooplankton
  • Invertebrates
  • Birds
  • Water quality, efficiency and abstraction
Consenting and licensing
  • Planning permission
  • Water abstraction and discharge
  • Fish transfer
  • Protected species work and licensing


We’d love to talk to you about how we can help with your project.  Why not get in touch?