Environment Agency introduce restrictions on fishing in England in response to the international decline in migratory salmon stocks. The Environment Agency’s national salmon and sea trout byelaws, applicable in England, have been confirmed by Defra. This means that the byelaws will become law and come into force on 1 January 2019. The Environment Agency is […]

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1. Angling Trust & Other campaign for the reintroduction of catch & release tuna fishery Over the last three years, huge Atlantic bluefin tuna have appeared late each summer in UK waters. A global stock recovery program has seen numbers recover sharply from danger levels ten years ago. From Cornwall and Wales to the Outer Hebrides, […]

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‘Fish Legal has threatened Defra and Natural England with legal action for failing to take a precautionary approach to the regulation of the lucrative wrasse fishery which has sprung up in the inshore waters of England to supply the Scottish salmon farming industry. The wrasse are caught in pots and transported live to Scotland where […]

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