The Environment Agency has recently published its Annual Fisheries Reports for 2015-16.
These documents contain some interesting information, and can help inform our discussions with the EA and others at future forums.
There is a national summary document which covers such topics as:
- the EA’s responsibilities
- where their income comes from and how they spend it
- partnerships with Angling Trust, Wild Trout Trust, Riverfly Partnership, Rivers Trust and others
- licence sales
- status of stocks
- fisheries improvements
and a separate document for each of the sixteen regions Northumberland. Durham and Tees covering:
- rod licence checks and prosecutions
- illegal fishing
- incident Management
- fisheries Improvements