Progress – and a Game Changer…

Personally, I can’t believe sometimes how far we’ve come in putting fisheries crime well and truly on the map – a long way to go yet but progress is now clearly visible. Just have a look at this for starters… Voluntary Bailiff Service & Fisheries Enforcement Support Service We have recently won a major contract…

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…

Operation CLAMP DOWN 2 – The BIGGER Picture…

By Dilip Sarkar – Angling Trust Fisheries Enforcement Manager Well the coarse fishing close season is now upon us (15 March – 15 June inclusive). Many river anglers, me included, feel that this legislation is now inappropriate and requiring review, but, be that as it may, it currently remains the law of this land. Enforcement,…