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Merthyr weir to be altered to boost fish numbers in River Taff

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Merthyr Vale weir lies approximately 30 miles (48km) from Cardiff Bay, where a Taff empties into a sea

There might shortly be some-more fish appearing in a River Taff as work to mislay a vital separator to emigration is set to get underneath way.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) will explode partial a Merthyr Vale weir on Monday that will concede fish to quit upstream to furnish youthful fish.

A channel will be cut by a weir to concede salmon and sea fish to float and parent over a encampment

Anglers have welcomed a work, that will take 12 weeks to finish.

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Salmon bonds were pronounced to be in “a really bad condition” in Wales final year

Michael Clyde, Sustainable Fisheries Project Manager for NRW, said: “This weir is a final remaining poignant separator to fish emigration on a Taff and a dismissal is an critical step in assisting to secure a destiny sustainability of roving fish stocks.”

Tony Rees, treasurer of Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association, said: “We acquire a offer to mislay a weir as this will severely urge fish passage.

“This comes together with improvements a South East Wales Rivers Trust has done in creation a Taf Fechan and Taff Fawr some-more permitted above Merthyr.”

During construction, some of a riverside paths nearby a site will be sealed and diversions will be put in place.

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