Catch & release for Salmon extended.
The 2019 salmon stock assessment shows that stock levels for the River Severn catchment, continue to be significantly below conservation limits. The number of returning adult salmon continues to decline despite the current protection measures we have in place. Continued protection is required to prevent harm to salmon stocks in 2020.
After considering an application made by the Environment Agency for an extension of the emergency byelaw introduced last year to protect salmon in the River Severn and its estuary, the Under Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has extended the emergency byelaw for 6 months. The Severn Estuary Salmon Protection Emergency Byelaw will now be in place until 15 December 2020.
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