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PostSubject: Anger as EA swerves tough Hydropower decision    Wed May 23, 2012 7:54 pm

Following a year-long consultation with angling and fisheries interests and the hydropower industry about new good practice guidelines for hydropower developments, the Environment Agency Board has decided to launch yet another consultation into the volume of water which the industry is permitted to take out of rivers.

Angling bodies and fisheries conservation charities reacted with despair, as the guidelines which are currently being applied allow far too much water to be diverted into turbines, leaving many stretches of river suffering from low flows which have major impacts on fish, invertebrates and the whole river food chain. Damaging developments continue to be approved while this impasse continues. The Angling Trust and the Salmon & Trout Association have met with the Agency and hydropower developers about 30 times in the past 12 months to discuss revision of the guidelines, laying particular emphasis on the requirement for sufficient flow to be left in the main river to protect all fish species and their habitat. We were expecting a new version in the next few weeks, especially as publication has already been delayed by several months.

A coalition of angling and fisheries bodies today called on the Environment Agency to put a halt to any new hydropower developments until the new guidelines are approved. They believe that the current guidelines are not fit for purpose and that to allow further developments without greater protections being in place would be irresponsible as hydropower installations will be in place for decades.

A spokesman for the coalition said: "we have committed to weeks of meetings over the past year to provide our input to the Hydropower Review Group. It is utterly frustrating that the Environment Agency has chosen to sit on the fence between protecting river flows and allowing the spread of turbines throughout our river network. No further developments should be approved until proper guidelines are put in place to protect wildlife, including fish stocks which support the employment of 37,000 people in the angling industry."

Government statistics state that run of river hydropower could generate an absolute maximum of 0.5% of electricity needs in England and Wales, but this would not be achieved because not all sites are viable. A more likely figure is around 0.1 - 0.2%.

1. The coalition comprises the Angling Trust, Afonydd Cymru, Atlantic Salmon Trust, Institute of Fisheries Management, The Rivers Trusts, the Salmon & Trout Association and the Wild Trout Trust


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PostSubject: Re: Anger as EA swerves tough Hydropower decision    Wed May 23, 2012 9:31 pm

The most spineless decision imaginable by the EA Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Anger as EA swerves tough Hydropower decision    Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:13 am

GOT this from a e-mail form AT/fish legal

stuck it here as did'nt komw were to stick it


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Crunch Time at SawleyFish Legal is currently at court in a four day trial in Nottingham defending its member clubs' fishing rights against a hydro-developer and the Canal & Rivers Trust (British Waterways). The Canal & Rivers Trust is meant to be an inclusive organisation that promotes recreational use of this nation's waterways, but here it shows that it would rather make a profit at the expense of angling. Luckily, the anglers own their fishing rights and have a chance - with Fish Legal's help - to make a stand against the injustice of having a hydro-power development built across their fishing without their consent - watch this space for further updates!
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PostSubject: Re: Anger as EA swerves tough Hydropower decision    Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:40 am

Good spot Mr.Crab, will be keeping an eye out for the result of that one.

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PostSubject: Re: Anger as EA swerves tough Hydropower decision    Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:15 am

I do hope they win this, (the fishing club) I woood like to sea the look of their faces walking out of the court, the hydro-people that is
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PostSubject: Re: Anger as EA swerves tough Hydropower decision    Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:22 am

Major test case, agree lets hope they win.
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PostSubject: Re: Anger as EA swerves tough Hydropower decision    Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:43 am

The fact that Fish Legal is fighting this case on behalf of one of its paid up member clubs is a beacon light to
all anglers across the UK as to why they should put there money where there mouth is and join Angling Trust.
Big bucks in this day and age goes along way in fighting ones corner and allows you to take on the world and his wife
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