Posted 14 January 2003 - 04:41 PM
Posted 14 January 2003 - 04:54 PM
The EA tend to follow their own agenda. In my area for instance, there is a quite substantial number of farmers that do little or nothing to prevent toxic subsatnces entering water courses. The EA do little (nothing actually) about it, yet they expend inordinate amounts of money attempting to apprehend Salmon and Sewin poachers. The point is that there are very few of these fish to poach as the rivers are under pressure from .....agricultural effluent named among the items responsible. Common sense aint so common.
If you're getting nowhere Craig contact your MP or the ACA or similar.
Posted 14 January 2003 - 04:56 PM
Then sit back and with mild amusement see just how quickly you get a response!!
The EA frequently need this sort of kick up the backside to get them to shift but they do so with commendable speed once MPs and Ministers come into the equation!!
minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd
by the clean end"
Posted 14 January 2003 - 04:57 PM
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Posted 14 January 2003 - 08:45 PM
Funny thing is, a few fishery owners and club officials have mentioned here in the past just how helpful the EA have been.
It can be a regional thing. Some regions performing better than others.
As regular readers will know I’ve been heavily critical of NW EA over the Lakes, but I have to say, in regards to the rivers, pollution, stocking, habitat improvement in the NW they perform very well.
That said, nationally they have failed to bite the bullet on endocrine disrupters in any significant way.
Some people you might like to try
Head of EA Fisheries
The so-called Angling Minister
House of Commons
Yet to prove himself IMO
Sec. Of State
House of Commons
House of Commons
I’d write one standard letter to them all and let them see the c.c. to the others.
Usually gets them twitching in the buttocks region.
Posted 14 January 2003 - 08:48 PM
Posted 14 January 2003 - 11:22 PM
They can be very helpful when approached with non contentious issues. But left to their own devices, they appear to lack direction.... as I said common sense aint so common. As their name suggests they are supposed to be the protectors of the environment. In my area they appear to protect the bits that belong to those with most clout.
Posted 15 January 2003 - 03:10 AM
The up-keep of rivers takes a lot of financing, and of course they cannot do everything at once, and as I am sure that you realise that they have to employ baliffs to try and catch the licence dodgers, If everyone that went fishing bought a licence, this would release a lot of money and man hours, that would go towards looking after the particular stretch of water about which you complain . I'm sure you would agree with me.
Posted 15 January 2003 - 03:38 AM
does the water in question come under the control of a local club / association ??
If so, you may find that either they or they may know of the consultative delegates for the area. The consultatives meet occasionally, and the meetings are somethimes attended by members of the fisheries (EA), or ridings officers.
I see you are in the Derbyshire area, in Yorkshire my local club has active members of the following consultatatives
Aire and Calder
Esk and Derwent
as you can see there are quite a few covering most of the running waters in Yorkshire, so I would imagine there is something like this near you.
these guys can raise concerns and questions - and it is minuted and publised.
not sure of the consultatives or the River in your area. However, let us know the River and I we maybe able to find a consulative body.