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Protecting our freshwater fish species – why the close season is so important

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Fishing enforcement is an important part of the Environment Agency's role

Between March and June every year, many coarse (freshwater) fish will be preparing to spawn (breed and lay eggs), spawning, or recovering from spawning. This can be both stressful and exhausting and if they are disturbed, they may well decide …