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This year we have received a number of reports of wild salmon and sea trout with fungal infections. We have also had reports of fish with the skin condition Ulcerative Dermal Necrosis (UDN), although confirmed cases of this disease remain scarce. These are both natural conditions that usually affect low numbers of salmon and sea trout every year as they return to our rivers. Numbers of... Read more
The following briefing details the reasoning for the introduction of an Emergency Byelaw to protect salmon stocks on the River Dart, Devon, England. A more detailed justification is available on request.
The Environment Agency has received reports of diseased fish in recent years from many rivers across the SW, including the Dart. Whilst these reports are of concern and have been... Read more
River Dart Emergency Salmon Protection Byelaw
Since April 2015, the Environment Agency has received numerous reports of diseased, dead and
dying salmon & sea trout in the River Dart. Migratory salmonid populations in the Dart appear to
have been particularly badly affected this year compared to other rivers in Devon and Cornwall.
Given the... Read more
You may be aware that we could be facing a warm and dry summer this year. As a result, you need to think about how you can protect your fish stocks during this time. I have attached our guidance (See next page below) on things to consider during warm weather events and what to do if you do see fish in distress or dying fish.
It is really important that you put measures in place to... Read more
The sight of dead fish is devastating for any fishery manager, club or angler. Taking action at the first sign of dead fish can reduce the number of fish lost and allow the fishery to recover quicker.
What you should do
If you do have fish dying at your fishery there a number of things you need to do immediately:
This will reduce the stress levels within... Read more
Environment Agency Fisheries South West Newsletter January - March 2015
This newsletter is a quarterly update on some of the fisheries work undertaken by the the Environment Agency and other partners including the Rivers Trusts, within Wessex and Devon & Cornwall Fungal outbreak in Devon rivers A number of rivers in Devon have seen salmonids with relatively high rates of fungal... Read more
FISHERIES MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
Saturday June 20th 9.30am—15.30pm
Rodway, Cannington, TA5 2LS
Some of the topics covered :
Latest disease threats
Fishery management techniques
The new fish movements process
OPEN TO ALL
Particularly suitable for fishery... Read more
I just wanted to let you know about my new Ladies Fly Fishing Group - The Damsel Flies......
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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... Read more