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Posts about our work protecting and improving fisheries and biodiversity

Start of the close season: How do we protect our breeding fish at this time of year?

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Matt Buck, Fisheries Technical Specialist for the Midlands, explains how close season helps protect our breeding fish. Well the evenings are getting lighter, and across the country fish are starting to move out of their winter haunts - a sure …

Income from fishing licences helps protect and improve England’s precious waterways

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Tom Sherwood, Senior Advisor in AFNE (Agriculture, Fisheries and the Natural Environment), answers the question: 'Where does my fishing licence money go?' One of the questions I am often asked by anglers is “where does my fishing licence money go?” …

Investment in fisheries continues as Environment Agency publishes the Fisheries Annual Report

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An image of a tench rescued from the River Lark near Bury, St Edmunds, Suffolk

One of the questions anglers ask the Environment Agency (EA) most often is “how do you spend our fishing licence money?” There is no short answer to that question, as every year we strive to make a real difference for …