Category: Fishery News

Fisheries Enforcement Support Service and UK National Wildlife Crime Unit sign Information Sharing Agreement

Pic: Helen Bulmer of the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit and Fisheries Enforcement Support Service Intelligence Manager Gary Thomas, with the newly signed Intelligence Sharing Agreement The Angling Trust has signed an important Information Sharing Agreement with the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit, setting out the framework and protocols for the sharing of information and […]

Former detective joins Angling Trust Enforcement team

A retired detective with 30 years’ service in the police has joined the Angling Trust’s Fisheries Enforcement Support Service as Intelligence Manager. Gary Thomas retired from West Mercia force last May and will use his experience in intelligence gathering to help prevent illegal fishing and fisheries crime. The Fisheries Enforcement Support Service operates in partnership […]

Thames Tideway Tunnel Welcomed

Environmental groups campaigning for the early construction of the Thames Tideway Tunnel to remove millions of tonnes of untreated sewage that enters the river every year have given a warm welcome to the news that the last remaining legal hurdle has been crossed with the rejections of the two outstanding judicial reviews lodged by objectors […]

Drayton Roach Deaths A Mystery

There have not been many reported cases of fishy deaths at commercial fisheries this year, but the sudden mass death of quality roach at Drayton Reservoir has fisheries scientists scratching their heads. The carp at the British Waterways controlled water (now known as the Canal and River Trust) appear to have been completely unaffected and […]