Angling Trust: Dredging is not the panacea    The Angling Trust is warning politicians not to repeat the mistakes of the past in their rush to make political capital out of the government’s response to the recent floods. Calls are growing to ignore the science and recommence wholesale river dredging as a quick fix. In fact, widespread dredging […]

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By: Clare Fischer  MCS Date posted: 7 February 2018 Two divers have discovered the aftermath of dredging on a recent dive near Insh island in the Firth of Lorn. The pair returned with camera equipment to film the damage along with environmental group Open Seas. When similar damage was found last year to Loch Carron’s flameshell beds, […]

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This guidance aims to help individuals, businesses and public bodies planning to carry out any dredging on main river watercourses. Dredging and the removal of silt and sand from main rivers is regulated under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010. This guide will help you comply with the Regulations and maintain your watercourses in an environmentally […]

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One of the emerging themes of the Northern floods is how farmers and dredging debate has once again taken off. This note covers Liz Truss’s speech and some of the resulting commentary. Environment Minister addresses the Oxford Farming Conference https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/environment-minister-addresses-the-oxford-farming-conference–2    6 January 2016  Elizabeth Truss today delivered a speech to delegates at the annual Oxford […]

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