The Angling Trust and BASG issued a joint press release today following the response from the EA on the pending Fish Legal legal challenge. The press release is hosted on the AT website accessible on the link below
BASG and the Angling Trust campaigns team to raise this to the highest level and implement a national campaign to get this stopped, including by legal means from Fish Legal.
Flood risk activity permit granted. The Agency issued the following press release.
10th July 2020 Simon Hawkins East Anglia Area Manager
Summary of the Issues and our objections with the permitting of Hoveton Great Broad Fish Barrier
Since our last update the BASG Board have met with both the Environment Agency and Natural England to discuss the impact of the proposed fish barrier.
BASG reports on the overall status and impact to the broads fishery its ecology and recreation and take people out into nature for centuries.
Letter from NE / EA in response to your communication on 4th Nov
This is the formal escalation to both Natural England and Environment Agency Regional Managers in writing, as the evidence is that this isolation would actually breach the water framework directive rules. But as yet no decision from the competent authority on issuing a permit to Natural England has been made. We feel it is time…
IFM Report on bio-manipulation of Hoveton Great Broad by exclusion of bream (Abramis brama L.) Prepared by the Institute of Fisheries Management for the Broads Angling Services Group (BASG)