Environment Agency

Southern Water Fined for Major Pollution

Southern Water Services Limited (Southern Water) has been ordered to pay £500,000 after untreated sewage was discharged into the Swalecliffe Brook. ... Full story

EA to Review Aquatic Monitoring Programme

Fish Legal has welcomed the Environment Agency’s commitment to carry out a strategic review of its £44 million national water monitoring programme. ... Full story

Multiple Rod Licencing - Is it Time for a Change?

The Angling Trust has begun discussions with the Environment Agency on the controversial issue of the coarse angling licence for the use of multiple rods. ... Full story

Schools Urged to Give Fishing a Go!

The EA and the ATr are urging schools to offer their students the chance to get into angling. ... Full story

EA Blitz on Rod Licence Cheats

Environment Agency enforcement teams continue clamping down on rod licence cheats, notching up more than 13,000 licence checks across England in May. ... Full story

Buy a Licence or be 'Named and Shamed'

If you are prosecuted for fishing without a rod licence you now risk being named and shamed. ... Full story

Scale Sampling Session

A number of keen anglers took part in an EA hosted fish scale sampling event last weekend. ... Full story

Yorkshire Anglers Warned to Obey the Law

Anglers in Yorkshire are being reminded to ensure they abide by national and local byelaws as enforcement officers clamp down on illegal fishing. ... Full story

North East Anglers Under the EA Spotlight

Anglers in the North East of England are being reminded to obey the law after Environment Agency enforcement officers caught 34 people fishing illegally over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. ... Full story

Rod Licence Fees Not Being Spent ‘As the law requires’

More than one-and-a-quarter million anglers in England paying £22 million a year for fishing rod licences are being short changed because the money is not being spent to maintain and develop freshwater fisheries, as the law requires. ... Full story

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