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Posts about our work protecting and improving fisheries and biodiversity

Harnessing the hidden power of restored saltmarshes for carbon capture

The EA has done major work in restoring salt marshes

A recent collaboration involving the Environment Agency, the environmental consultancy Jacobs and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is shining a light on the role of restored saltmarshes in storing blue carbon – carbon captured by the oceans and coastal ecosystems. The …

The scale reveals all: How do you age a fish?

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We all know that to age a tree, you count the rings, but have you ever wondered how to age a fish? Or perhaps how long different species can survive for, given the right conditions? Well it’s also a bit like ageing a tree, except you count specific rings on the fish’s scale.

Restoring sealife in the Solent – a $5 million 5-year project

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View of saltmarsh looking out to sea in the Solent Seascape Project area

To mark COP15, Louise MacCallum, Solent Project Manager at Blue Marine Foundation, explains how the exciting multi-million-dollar ‘Solent Seascape Project’ will be the first of its kind in the UK to restore a seascape scale marine habitat (credit: Louise MacCallum). …

How Wiltshire farmers are helping to 'clean up' water in the Kennet catchment

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Charlotte Hitchmough and Rupert Kelton from Action for the River Kennet talk about a project to improve river water quality and create new wetland habitat in a sub-catchment of the Kennet in Wiltshire. The Sparkling Streams project has repurposed an …

Fisheries Enforcement Officer Greg Dytkowski discusses the close season

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Greg Dytkowski, Fisheries Enforcement Officer in East Midlands, discusses his role at the Environment Agency and why the coarse fishing close season is vital for our fish stocks. Every year, between March and June, our rivers start to reawaken, meaning …

Adrian Saunders, Senior Advisor for Fisheries Incidents and Compliance, reflects on a year of enforcement activity

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Adrian Saunders, Senior Advisor for Fisheries Incidents and Compliance, reflects on the fisheries enforcement work of the Environment Agency in 2021, and the partnerships that help us to crack down on illegal fishing to protect our fisheries. It has been …