Tackling illegal fishing

The past 33 years of my life has been spent protecting fisheries, particularly salmon fisheries, from illegal fishing and also making sure that legitimate anglers are not cheated by those who fish without paying their way. I am very lucky …

It's time to get ready for winter

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We’ve put our clocks back an hour and it’s getting dark earlier. It can only mean one thing – winter’s around the corner. For some this can mean cosy nights in and walks in the countryside, but there are various risks …

Communicating flood risk

Kate Marks, the Environment Agency’s Deputy Director of Flood Risk Mapping, Modelling and Data explains the background to the most recent changes in how we communicate flood risk. I love a good map, I even teach map reading in my spare …

Fish farming - how hard can it be?

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This blog originally appeared on the Countryfile Magazine website: http://www.countryfile.com/article/fish-farming-how-hard-can-it-be  Here at the National Coarse Fish Rearing Unit in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, we raise and stock out approximately 500,000 fish each year. These fish restock rivers and lakes throughout the length and …