Migratory and freshwater fisheries
Fish are important components of the freshwater aquatic ecosystem and Defra Fisheries Department works closely with the Environment Agency to conserve salmon, eels and freshwater fish in order to maintain biodiversity and economic and recreational opportunities provided by these fisheries in England and Wales.
More information on specific areas of activity can be found by following the links given in the left-hand tool bar (NASCO = North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation)
As part of the evidence and innovation strategy programme, a statement of needs relating to the conservation of salmon and freshwater fish stocks and whales has been published.
The draft Marine Bill (published by Defra on 3 April 2008) proposes a number of changes to the regulation and management of migratory and freshwater fisheries.
- More detail on the Marine Bill consultation.
- More specific information on what the Marine Bill means for migratory and freshwater fisheries.
Page last modified: 22 May 2008
Page published: 17 January 2005