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Posts about our work protecting and improving fisheries and biodiversity

Invasive Non-native Fish Species: Management in Practice

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A group f EA staff in hi-vis gear standing in shallow water holding a fishing net with the shore and other nets in the foreground

The Environment Agency National Fisheries Services are international leaders in the development of tools and techniques to contain, control and eradicate high risk invasive non-native fish species. The work has achieved a number of UK firsts and significant milestones in …

Women in science sharing their enthusiasm with the next generation

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I am a team leader in the environmental monitoring part of Head Office Operations. My team manage and deliver surface and groundwater water monitoring around England which provides the evidence used to make environmental decisions. I joined the Environment Agency …

Floating Pennywort – A good year of management but more work to be done!

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The Thames Floating Pennywort Action Group is a team of Environment Agency staff from across our organisation that you have probably never heard of. But we have been quietly working, with invaluable help from local groups, members of the public …

Bioblitz nature knowledge swap at the Natural History Museum

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Across England freshwater ecologists from the Environment Agency sample the ecology and freshwater macroinvertebrates that live in our rivers and lakes.  Checking the number, variety and type of freshwater macroinvertebrates in surveys is an excellent way of assessing the ecological …