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Celebrating a Decade’s Work Returning Fish to the River Derwent.

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Photograph showing a fish in a river as people carry out work to count the number of fish.

Since the River Derwent was dammed 300 years ago – at the start of the Industrial Revolution – its fish stocks dwindled. Devoid of fish since the mid-20th century, a project to open it back up to the likes of salmon began in 2013. Now, fish are flourishing along all 20 miles of the Derwent.