Peter Gough is an environmental scientist with more than 30 years experience in freshwater ecology, fisheries science and aquatic ecosystem management. He has worked in the water industry in England and Wales and currently for Natural Resources Wales where he is the Principal Advisor on freshwater and diadromous fisheries matters, working on factors affecting the status of migratory fish stocks. Peter is one of the main players nationally in the development and implementation of guidance and management approaches to maintain and improve populations of salmon and sea trout through practical and regulatory measures. Specifically he is involved in the maintenance and improvement of fish migration using fishways, fish easements and weir removal techniques, and the protection of fish populations and their migrations from factors such as barrages, land-use and hydropower.
Peter was involved in the development of the European Guidance on fish migration "From sea to source" (2006) as an editor and is also editor and co-author of the worldwide guidance "From sea to source, International guidance for the restoration of fish migration highways" (2012) and its follow-up "From Sea to Source 2".