Severn Angling Newsletter

Dear Angling club

Please find attached the spring Severn Angling Newsletter which you, members of your club and anglers who use your water may find of interest. We would be grateful if you would pass this on to your membership or otherwise make this available to anyone who would find it of interest.

In this newsletter we have highlighted biosecurity issues. This is because in the area we have seen cases of fish diseases such as Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) and infestations of invasive non-native species that can cause havoc in a fishery. Having an up to date biosecurity plan for your site, and taking responsibility of your own equipment is vital for the health of our fisheries.

I’ve attached information about protecting fisheries from disease, also an identification sheet and infographic explaining more about the impacts of one invasive non-native species in particular. Topmouth gudgeon is an invasive non-native fish species that is of national concern. This species is originally from Asia and has mostly been transferred during fish movements.

There has been an eradication programme running for the past few years and we may be close to getting rid of this species from the UK.

For more information of this species see here:  www.nonnativespecies.org//factsheet/factsheet.cfm?speciesId=2876

Invasive species.jpg

If you or anyone else would like advice or more information about any issues raised, please ask them to contact us (enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk or 03708 506 506). Hard copies of some of this information is also being distributed to local tackle shops in the near future.

If you think you have been contacted my mistake, or would like a different email address to be used, please let me know. Alternatively if you know someone who would like to be added to this mailing list, please ask them to contact me.

Best wishes

 

Dr Liz Etheridge

Fisheries Technical Officer

Environment Agency
Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire
Hafren House
Shrewsbury
SY3 8BB

 

Click on the links below to view the documents

SevernAnglingNewsletter_Spring2016_FINAL.pdf

Stop_the_spread_poster.pdf

Topmouth_gudgeon_fact_sheet.pdf

keep_fish_disease_out_gyrodactylosis_Defra.pdf

 

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