We are currently advertising two proposed new byelaws as we are obliged to by law. This gives everyone the opportunity to support or object to them.
The proposed new byelaws will regulate net and trap fishing of eel and elver, and make it an offence to fish during close seasons and close times.
Net and trap fishing of eel and elver byelaw
Byelaw for fishing during close seasons and close times
Objections and support
If you would like to object or support the new byelaws please write to:
Fisheries Byelaws Consultation
Richard Fairclough House
Cheshire, WA4 1HT
What happens now?
Objections must be received on or before 20 August 2010. We will reply to every objection, responding to the issues raised and inviting the objection to be withdrawn.
We will then apply to Defra, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Scottish Executive to confirm the byelaws, and complete them with any suggested modifications and objections. Ministers can then decide whether to confirm the measures, with or without any changes.
If you have any queries, please e-mail Adrian Taylor in our Fisheries Department.