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News from 2014

New mill channel18 December 2014

Southern Water compensate anglers after sewage pollution. 
Fish Legal has secured a £10,000 pay-out for the Tenterden and District Angling and Preservation Association following a pollution in New Mill Channel, Kent. More...

Llyn Padarn21 November 2014

Fish Legal will confront 3 Water and Sewerage companies at the Royal Courts of Justice, London, for a 4 day trial from 24 - 27 November 2014 that will have industry-wide implications, to argue that the public should have a right under ‘freedom of information law’ to know about the companies’ activities that affect the environment in England and Wales.  More...

Cropston reservoir12 November 2014

Angling interests have won a judicial review against the Environment Agency
for its 20-year failure to regulate transfers of polluted water into a Midlands reservoir.  More...

Spring salmon29 October 2014

Fish Legal calls for action to restore wild fisheries after closure of hateries in Wales.  More...

Pollution24 October 2014

Environment Agency to carry out strategic review
of their water quality monitoring.  More..

Fish Legal sends pollution ‘letter of claim’ to Scottish Water10 October 2014

Fish Legal sends 'letter of claim' to Scottish Water
following sulphuric acid pollution on river Devon.  More...

Salmon farm
22 August 2014

Highland Council refuses salmon farm’s request for permanency.  More...

Canoeist13 August 2014

Anglers launch legal challenge against canoeing National Governing Bodies.  More...

Canoeist20 May 2014

After long running correspondence and a formal complaint from Fish Legal, Defra has now published its legal opinion confirming that there is no general public right of navigation (PRN) on non-tidal rivers or other inland waters in England and Wales.   More...

torgoch7 May 2014

Natural Resources Wales admits unlawful investigation into Llyn Padarn pollution by Dwr Cymru / Welsh Water.  More..

Spring salmon3 April 2014

Authorities inform Fish Legal that fishing interests are secondary to renewable energy generation.  More..

Grove Lodge fish kill26 March 2014

Anglers dismayed at Environment Agency decision not to prosecute polluter.  More...

EA fish 
kill story3 March 2014

Environment Agency Admits to Serious Failures over Fish Kill Investigations.
The Environment Agency (EA) has admitted that it has failed to follow its own procedures when investigating pollution incidents which cause fish kills. Fish Legal has criticised the EA about its pollution response several times over the past few years, but the Environment Agency had previously refused to accept this criticism. Fish Legal has now been able to use the EA's own data, obtained through a freedom of information (FOI) enquiry, to back up its complaint. The EA then commissioned an internal audit in response, which confirmed Fish Legal's findings that there were serious issues that needed addressing.  More...


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