Within the RETROUT project, efficient river restoration measures and implementation methods were demonstrated as real restoration projects (whole or parts) based on national and transnational knowledge from research and dialogue. The purpose of the restoration projects was to demonstrate solutions for improving quality of sea trout river habitats with the aim to increase and secure sustainable stock production. The demonstration projects are a result of international peer learning and basin-wide research and will serve as examples that can be replicated in other countries. The specific value at impact level is improved water quality and increased fish production of rivers in the Baltic Sea region, which in turn offers better opportunities to strengthen the fish and tourism industries.

In Sweden, five river restoration projects were implemented during the RETROUT project:

  • River Bränningeån: Habitat improvement
  • River Erstaviksbäcken: Replacing a not functioning fish pass with one that allows migration for other fish species, habitat improvement measures upstream the fish pass
  • River Vitsån: Habitat improvement after dam removal, habitat improvement in a park
  • River Skeboån: Habitat improvement, plans for fish pass, hydrological investigation
  • River Moraån: Habitat improvement

To read more about the restoration pleas klick here: River restoration in Sweden