Regional Forum Colchester 14th Nov 2019
Thursday 14th November 2019
Quy Mill Hotel, Church Rd, Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridge CB25 9AF
Tea and Coffee from 6:45pm | Meeting starts 7:15pm (9:30pm close)
In association with the Environment Agency
FREE TO ATTEND AND OPEN TO ALL
Abstraction Issues on the River Lark: Ukwuori Fadayiro of The Environment Agency Water resources Team discusses how we balance the needs of consumers and the environment.
Angling Trust Head of Freshwater Open Questions: The Angling Trust's Mark Owen gives an update on how the new Environment Bill offers threats and opportunities for our rivers and lakes
Improving & Protecting Fisheries: Local Environment Agency Fisheries Team presentation outlining the work being done locally to improve your river and stillwater fisheries in Cambridgeshire and surrounds.
More Items TBC
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28 people attended Langham community centre for this years visit into Essex for the Regional Forum.
Marcus Sibley from the Environment Agency presented the 1st item on what they provide for anglers, supported by Adam Clark on various projects within the Area.
Paul Thomas the AT Regional Enforcement Manager presented the work in setting up the Voluntary Bailiffing Service and how the police are actively becoming involved with fish theft.
James Lews presented the work undertaken on participation and getting people into angling. Followed by a passionate talk by Nick Watkins on junior engagement in Essex..
Many questions were put to the presenters during the forum, which gave the event a very open and transparant view on what is being done to progress fisheries and angling within the area,