Conservation

Deadly fish traps found in River Skerne

Enforcement officers have seized more than 20 illegal fish traps and other equipment in the past three months in the North East, including several in Darlington borough. The work is part of the Environment Agency’s North East crackdown called Operation Creel that aims to protect species threatened by our changing climate; the white clawed crayfish and European eel. […]

Conservation

Wales’ coastlines continue to meet the most stringent water quality standards

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) have reported that of the 105 bathing waters sampled on the beaches of Wales, 85 achieved the highest classification of ‘excellent’, 14 were classed as ‘good’ and six deemed ‘sufficient’ ensuring that Wales’ coastlines continue to meet some of the most stringent water quality standards in Europe. […]

Conservation

NRW stops trail hunting on its land

Natural Resources Wales will no longer allow trail hunting to take place on its land, following a decision by its Board not to renew its Master Agreement with the Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA). […]