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…

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…

PROGRESS !

There really isn’t time to write in detail, but it is important, I think, that we cover some news.  Operation TRAVERSE In March I spoke at the Angling Trust East of England Regional Forum, chaired by Kelvin Allen, and in April at Adey Paul’s public meeting in Boston, Lincolnshire, on the Fisheries Enforcement Campaign and…

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…