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Jan 24, 2018

Border Esk, River Eden and Solway Firth Net Limitation and Byelaws 2018


The Environment Agency (EA) are consulting on their assessment of the Border Esk and River Eden salmon and sea trout stocks and the proposed new regulations that are designed to provide protection for those stocks.

 

Previous time-limited regulations for salmon and sea trout fishing on the Border Esk and River Eden, and the Solway Firth expired in November 2017 and need to be replaced. In addition, the Border Esk and River Eden salmon populations are declining and so are in need of more protection than previously, when stocks were higher than they are at present.

 

The EA think that this consultation will be of particular interest to anyone who fishes for salmon and sea trout on the Border Esk, River Eden or Solway Firth. This includes residents, businesses, recreational and commercial river users, charities, statutory organisations and members of the public.

 

They want to hear your thoughts, comments and opinions on the Border Esk, River Eden salmon and sea trout assessments and proposed new regulations.

 

The consultation runs until 16 February 2018.  For more information and to take part in the consultation click here

Solway Firth Partnership