Impact of catch and release angling practices on survival of salmon This report is an independent literature review undertaken by the Hull International Fisheries Institute to identify measures to maximise the survival of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) caught and released by anglers. The review employed electronic search engines, including Web of Science, Google Scholar and […]

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Two notes from different perspectives: 1.  Fish Legal take Environment Agency to task over River Wear hydropower scheme Fish Legal has written to the Environment Agency highlighting local anglers’ concerns about potential over-abstraction and design flaws in a hydro-electric scheme on the River Wear resulting in fish deaths at Framwellgate weir in Durham city centre. […]

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Shades of Orwellian double-speak and an interesting contradiction. How can ‘good progress’ be equated with the first rise in incidents since 2012  – to 1902 incidents – (an increase of 160 pollution incidents) from the nine major water companies? The EA’s report found the majority of the UK’s water companies achieved close to or exceeded […]

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The Environment Agency has published plans ordering Southern Water to reduce its abstraction from the River Test by 40 per cent. New licence revisions will mean the level of abstraction permitted will be cut from 136 to 80 million litres per day. Abstraction will also be restricted when river flow drops below 355 million litres per […]

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