Devices called hedgehogs are coming to the rescue of fish in the River Wear in the first project of its kind in an English river, reports the BBC. The Environment Agency have placed 12 spikey, plastic refuges in the river near Prebends Bridge in Durham to give fish places to hide from predators. To read the [...]
On the 14th of May the Environment Agency is hosting an open day at Kielder as part of the Living North Sea ‘Fish Migration Day’. The day is an open invitation to all who may be interested in learning more about the Kielder Smolt Trap and the Living North Sea project in general. The event [...]
DNA samples have been taken from North East sea trout to try to follow its migration patterns and boost stocks, reports BBC online. The aim of the Living North Sea project is to discover why fish stocks are in decline. Read the whole article here. *Thanks to Noel on The Fly Fishing Forums for posting [...]
Briefing Notes from the EA regarding the recent factory fire at Newton Aycliffe and the resultant pollution of the River Skerne caused by fire water runoff: FIRE AT AYCLIFFE BUSINESS PARK Thursday 11 November Incident background At 1300hrs on Friday 5 November a fire broke out at Stiller Warehousing, on Aycliffe Business Park, that [...]
More than 5000 coarse fish are due to be stocked by the Environment Agency into Strawberry Fields Pond, near Seaham, and the River Tyne at Hexham. Read the full report by the BBC here.
Two Scottish anglers are to take part in a legal test case over cross-border fishing rights, reports the BBC. The men are being prosecuted for fishing on a tributary of the River Esk without an Environment Agency rod licence. Much of the River Esk is in Scotland, but the English agency is responsible for administering [...]
As part of Pete’s involvement in the Wear Fishery Development Plan Project Board, we have been sent this interesting article by Paul Frear, Fisheries Technical Officer at the Environment Agency. Paul writes: As part of the R.Wear Fishery Development Plan run by the Environment Agency a sonar survey of the R.Wear has been undertaken [...]