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Title: Management plan of Davenham fisheries depot
Author: National Rivers Authority North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
The site is located in Davenham at Grid Reference SJ 666 715, near the A556 in the County of Cheshire. The site was a former North West Water Sewage Treatment Works, which ceased operating in late 1988. It became part of N.R.A, ownership in 1989, when the site was leased by the North West Water Authority to the Fisheries Department of the N.R.A. The site covers an area of 4.5 acres and supports a total of 43 derelict concrete tanks - former filter beds and sediment beds. At present the Fisheries utilize a couple of the tanks holding coarse fish. The intention is to utilize the whole site as a Fisheries Depot, with the majority of tanks being used for fish holding and growing-on coarse fish from the Authority's hatchery at Leyland, Lancashire. Fish from the site will be used to restock depleted watercourses as necessary throughout the southern area. The Conservation Section has been asked to prepare Management Plans, for nature conservation, for all N.R.A. land holdings consistent with their operational uses. At present the Davenham Depot is of limited conservation interest and offers an excellent opportunity for enhancement. This report proposes a number of management options which will enhance the site both visually and for wildlife.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1991
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: Fish farmsSewage treatmentEnvironmental qualityImprovement
Geographic Keywords: EA North WestCheshire
Extent: 12; + appendices
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