Fresh hope for Broads bream

Fish legal forces concession

Fresh hope for Broads bream

by Angling Times |

MEASURES have been put in place to help safeguard the bream of the Norfolk Broads, following the latest twist in the Hoveton Great Broad saga.

In October, it was announced that Natural England would go ahead with plans to erect barriers to block off a major spawning site on the Broad after being granted a permit by the EA.

But, after action by solicitors at Fish Legal, Natural England has accepted a permit condition stating that, should harm to fish stocks be detected, the controversial barriers must be removed.

The news was welcomed by Kelvin Allen, Chair of the Broads Angling Services Group.

“This places the Broads Fishery on a sustainable footing, and through these legal challenges we have made significant progress,” he said.

Martin Salter, Head of Policy at the Angling Trust, added:

“Natural England is now severely constrained by these permit conditions.”

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