Defra / EA: ‘The Environment Secretary Michael Gove has challenged water companies to increase investment and improve environmental outcomes by 2025. The ambitious measures set out by the Environment Agency in the Water Industry National Environment Programme (WINEP) will see up to £5 billion of investment by water companies in the natural environment through 2020 […]

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Defra: National Parks review launched Nearly 70 years after National Parks and AONBs were first established, a new review will ensure designated landscapes are fit for the future. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today committed to conserve and enhance England’s most cherished landscapes as a new review launches into the nation’s National Parks and Areas […]

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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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At least £300,000 of fishing licence income is being made available to angling clubs and fisheries based in England through the latest round of funding from the Angling Improvement Fund (AIF). The money will be used to help fund general fishery improvements, river access, measures to control predation and improving access-for-all on still waters and […]

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