ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES ACT 1975, WATER RESOURCES ACT 1991, ENVIRONMENT ACT 1995
CHRISTCHURCH HARBOUR SALMON AND SEA TROUT PROTECTION BYELAWS 2022

Notice is hereby given that the Environment Agency intends to apply to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for confirmation of time limited byelaws for the protection and preservation of the fisheries within Christchurch Harbour, the Hampshire Avon and River Stour under the Water Resources Act 1991.

The byelaws for Christchurch Harbour, the Hampshire Avon and River Stour –

  • Shall expire 10 years after the date on which they first come into force
  • Prohibit any person catching salmon and sea trout by net within Christchurch Harbour
  • Prohibit any person from removing or retaining a sea trout that has been taken by rod and line within the Hampshire Avon and River Stour
  • Require any sea trout that has been taken by rod and line to be returned immediately to the river at the point of capture with least possible injury

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, a copy of the byelaws may be obtained for
inspection either by telephone please dial 03708 506 506 or by email sent to SW_SWESSEXFRB@ environment-agency.gov.uk where we will be happy to provide you with a copy free of charge either electronically or by post.

Objections must be received no later than 24th March 2022.

Any person who wishes to object to the proposed byelaws must send a statement of their objection in writing and addressed to Migratory & Freshwater Fisheries (Salmon Byelaws), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, First Floor, Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4D or by email to: freshwater.fish@defra.gov.uk to be received no later than 24th March 2022.

A copy of the statement of objection must also be sent to SW_SWESSEXFRB@environment-agency.gov.uk

At the end of the consultation period copies of the responses may be made public.

The information contained may also be published in a summary of responses. If you do not consent to having your response published, you must clearly request that your response be treated confidentially. Any confidentiality disclaimer generated by your IT system in email responses will not be treated as such a request. You should also be aware that there may be circumstances in which DEFRA will be required to communicate information to third parties on request in order to comply with its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations.

Environment Agency

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