Standing up for wild fish and their waters

WILD WATERS FOR WILD FISH

THE REGULATORY BODY IN PLACE TO PROTECT FRESHWATER NEEDS FUNDS AND THE FREEDOM TO PROTECT RIVERS SO THAT THEY CAN SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE POPULATIONS OF WILD FISH.

Protect wild waters for wild fish

The regulatory system put in place to protect our rivers is broken.

86% of rivers in England are failing and every single one is polluted.

Salmon & Trout Conservation's report ‘Doing its job’, sets out the Environment Agency’s continued failure to protect and enhance English rivers. It highlights that improving wild fish habitats is not just about about more money. Transformational change is urgently required if wild waters are to support wild fish populations in the future.

We get the environment we pay for in effort first and money second. We are not investing enough of either.

Weak enforcement, declining responses to reports of pollution and poor inspection rates are just some of the inadequacies found in the report that demonstrate the EA is not doing its job.

The goal is simple.

Clean water that supports sustainable and healthy populations of wild fish, and a river ecosystem that is rich in biodiversity.

The EA needs to put the environment before the economy and it needs the funding to enforce existing legislation without fear or favour.

HOW CAN I HELP?

Write to your MP

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why it matters

The Environment Agency announced that water companies had dumped raw sewage into our rivers for over 3 million hours from over 400,000 separate incidents.
Click here to read the news release in full.

Water companies already have a duty, under the Water Industry Act 1991, to effectually deal with sewage.
Click here to read the news release in full.