Relief Channel Hydro Acoustic Data 2017

Relief Channel Hydro Acoustic Data 2017

Please find attached the 2017 Great Ouse Relief Channel hydro acoustic map for...

Counter Drain Survey Report 2017

Counter Drain Survey Report 2017

Please find attached the 2017 Survey report for the Counter Drain Mepal to Salters Lode,&...

Wensum Previous Study Reports

Wensum Previous Study Reports

The attached reports date back to 2009-2012 when the Environment Agency asked for so...

Wensum Survey 2017

Wensum Survey 2017

Click on the link above access a fresh copy of the Wensum Valley Survey below.  ...

Regional Shield 2017 Entry

Regional Shield 2017 Entry

  This year we have split the competition between Ferry Meadows and the Nen...

Hot Weather Advise to Fisheries from the EA

Hot Weather Advise to Fisheries from the...

  Summer advice for fishery managers. Act now to protect your fishery with the prolo...

Ely Ouse Hydro Acoustic Data 2017

Ely Ouse Hydro Acoustic Data 2017

Please find attached the 2017 Ely Ouse hydro acoustic map for circulation. Click the...

Wensum Working Group Minutes 11th Apr 2017

Wensum Working Group Minutes 11th Apr 20...

Minutes from the 3rd meeting of the Wensum Working Group, which took place at Taverham Mi...

Monday, 06 March 2017 10:20

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After 12 months of highlighting and lobbying on the poor state of EA area funding across East Anglia and particularly the Broads, I'm pleased to announce that some progress has been made.

From the poor position that the Essex Norfolk and Suffolk area found themselves in 2015/16 of £212k, the budget for 2017/18 is now £383k a 81% increase and across the region this equates to an 42% increase overall.

What this process has identified however is the variance in management practices across areas and how this impacts the actual delivery of any fisheries service to us anglers, be it in cost recovery and skills.

The merger of Essex Norfolk and Suffolk area with Cambs and Beds is a clear demonstration of how structural change can influence fisheries and I look forward to seeing the outcomes from this.

We now have an agreed set of enforcement recovery plans for both Northants and Lincs and East Anglian (East), subject to the outcomes of the long awaited national enforcement review.

I would like to thank the national fisheries team for progressing this complex issue, with strong lobbying from the PAC. But like most things, this has brought winners and losers as overall rod licence income continues to decline. 

Kelvin Allen

AT East of England Forum Chair 

 

 

 

 

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