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Environment Agency Fisheries South West Newsletter October - December 2014

Environment Agency
March 19 2015

a quarterly update on some of the fisheries work undertaken by the Environment Agency and other partners including the Rivers Trusts, within Wessex and Devon & Cornwall
Nicky Noo nicked
A joint operation between the Environment Agency and the Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (CIFCA) has led to the successful prosecution of two fishermen found guilty of illegally setting nets in the River Camel
Two banned for elver fishing
Two men have been ordered to pay nearly £2,300 in fines and costs and banned for a total of five years for illegally fishing for elvers (baby eels) on the River Parrett in Somerset.
Devon drift netting
We are looking at the impact of drift netting on
salmon and sea trout stocks on some of the
Devon estuaries. Typically netting for mullet, this
drift netting activity can have a significant impact
on salmonids, which are caught as a by-catch
and must be returned to the river, usually dead.
Lyn fishery restrictions
Restrictions will be placed on the River Lyn
fishery (owned by the Environment Agency) for
2015 to try and help conserve salmon stocks
which have been hit hard with disease for the
More barbel for the Bristol Avon
Fish stockings
Stocking the upper Stour system