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24,000 fish restocked across East Anglia

June 16, 2021

first_img24,000 fish restocked across East Anglia 24,000 fish, grown at The Environment Agency’s Calverton Fish Farm, have been released at fisheries and rivers in Cambridgeshire, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Suffolk.The fish consisted of barbel, chub, dace, roach and common bream.2,000 barbel were stocked along the Great Ouse at 3 locations which benefited 4 fisheries. The fisheries were:Biggleswade and Hitchin Angling AssociationNewport Pagnell Fishing AssociationOdell Angling ClubWeston Underwood Angling Club.Fisheries officer, Chris Middleton, releasing some of the 24,000 fish during the restocking.6000 chub and dace were released into the river Ivel at 3 locations. This benefited:Letchworth Garden City Angling Association at HenlowThe Ivel Protection Association sites at Biggleswade Mill and Biggleswade Common.Brandon and District Angling Club also received 6,000 chub and dace these fish went into their stretch of the Little Ouse downstream of Brandon Staunch.5,000 roach and 5,000 common bream were stocked into the Cambridge Fish Preservation and Angling Society stretch of the River Cam downstream of Baits Bite Lock.Fisheries officer, Chris Middleton, holding 2 fish during the restocking.These specific locations were chosen as they provided the most suitable habitat for juvenile fish. Also due to on-going joint habitat enhancement projects between the angling clubs and the Environment Agency’s local fisheries team.Chris Middleton, a fisheries officer for the Environment Agency, said:It was great to be able to boost fish numbers across four rivers in East Anglia. This valuable work was made possible thanks to fishing licence income.Fishing licences can be purchased here: https://www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy-a-fishing-licence /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Brandon, Cambridge, environment, fish:, Fisheries, fishing, Government, habitat, licence, Lock, Middleton, Milton, Society, UK, UK Government, Westonlast_img

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