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Public asked for their views on Severn Estuary fishing regulations

By This is Somerset  |  Posted: February 04, 2013

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Fishing regulations in the Severn Estuary are up for discussion after the Environment Agency opened a consultation today.

The Agency hope regulation to be achieved by maintaining a heritage fishery using traditional methods.

The Environment Agency are inviting the public to have their say from today until March 4.

Maintaining regulations by promoting two Net Limitation Orders has been proposed by the Environment Agency.

Charles Crundwell, Senior Technical Specialist for the Environment Agency said: "We want to achieve a sustainable net fishery for salmon in the Severn Estuary, which allows the development of healthy fish stocks in the rivers contributing to the fishery, while maintaining the historic value.

"This consultation will give appropriate groups or individuals an opportunity to comment on a range of options that we believe can achieve this. The responses will help us select the most suitable option to take forward."

People can give their comments online at https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/portal/ or by contacting Charles Crundwell on 01684 864374 or Charles.crundwell@environment-agency.gov.uk

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