This classification method enables the assessment of fish in rivers according to the requirements of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). It encompasses fish abundance, taxonomic composition and age structure.
UKTAG has sought views and comments on the scientific work that underpins proposals for fish classification. This classification is designed for use in taking decisions under the Water Framework Directive (WFD).
Informative note on progress with, and the status of, recent developments in river phytobenthos analysis methods and the classification tool (DARLEQ) for the third River Basin Planning Cycle.
UKTAG has sought views and comments on the scientific work that underpins the latest set of proposals for biological and environmental standards. The standards are designed for use in taking decisions under the Water Framework Directive (WFD).
Following a consultation that ended on 28th February 2013, UKTAG has finalised its recommendations on 1) biological standards for rivers, lakes, coastal and estuaries and 2) phosphorus standards for rivers.