BACKGROUND and AIMS:
At present a great number of hydrotechnical structures, which are often in bad condition, make it difficult or even impossible for fish to arrive at their spawning grounds or inhabit appropriate biotopes located in the upper course of the river.
The primary objective of the project is indirect environment protection achieved by way of clearing the Ina river and its major tributaries which will result in increased biodiversity of the water ecosystems protected by NATURA 2000 and linked with a blue ecological corridor.
The secondary objective, which is equally important and closely connected to the primary one, is to carry out restoration of a numerous Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) population in the Ina basin by providing ways to free migration of the fish - not only within the Ina basin but also through Szczecin Lagoon and the Baltic Sea, as well as into the rivers of all the countries located by the Baltic Sea.
Implementing this project which consists of so many tasks integrated into one joint action will create a way and pattern relating to re-establishment of the whole water ecosystem in which one of the most valuable component is migratory fish species.
MAIN EU POLICY(IES) TARGETED:
The Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora which is fundamental to Natura 2000 network - a European system of environmental protection.
Asp Aspius aspius, Spined loach Cobitis taenia, White-finned gudgeon Gobio albipinnatus, European bullhead Cottus gobio, European bitterling Rhodeus sericeus amarus, European weatbherfish Misgurnus fossilis, River lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis, Brook lamprey Lampetra planeri Atlantic salmon Salmo salar.