5 Amazing Fisheries Enforcement Wins

From seizing deadly weapons to hauls of illegal carp, the past few seasons have seen some remarkable wins against the criminals who target fisheries. Dom Garnett casts an eye on five of biggest and most eye-opening recent cases, alongside continuing work to patrol waters and catch offenders. In the past it was all too easy…

Together, Everyone Achieves More!

Here, Giles Evans, our North East and Yorkshire Regional Enforcement Manager, gives us a rundown of the important work he and our Enforcement Team are doing in cooperation with the police, the environment agency and others.  This blog has a northern focus but a national significance!

A Long and Winding Road

A Long and Winding Road Paul Thomas the Angling Trust Regional Fisheries Enforcement Manager for the East of England, talks about his first few months in the job. As you all know, in August 2015 the EA awarded a landmark fisheries contract to the Angling Trust. This announcement followed a rigorous competitive process and forms…

It’s A Funny Old World !

It is, I’ve decided, a funny old world. Since the Iron Curtain came crashing down and former communist states joined the European Union, some people from those countries have decided to work temporarily or make their homes permanently in England – this free movement being provided for by legislation. No-one, of course, anticipated the effect…

Operation LEVIATHAN – and more PROGRESS!

For years, fishery owners and angling clubs have felt impotent in trying to deal with issues such as fishing without permission and fish theft. Why? Because these offences – which are criminal matters – were not properly understood by the police, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), or courts. Confusion abounded, regarding the law and who was…

Fisheries Enforcement Campaign: The Vision Progresses…

It is clear that hitherto, fisheries enforcement has not been appropriately located within the wider frameworks of Rural, Wildlife, Business, Hate and, indeed, Organised Crime. Likewise it is obvious that there has been a pronounced lack of awareness of the wider criminal implications throughout the police service. Moreover, there has been a demonstrable lack of…