Fisheries Groups ramp up pressure on Environment Agency over Hoveton Broad decision

Angling, fishery and wildlife interests in the Norfolk Broads campaigning against the serious threat to fish stocks posed by Natural England’s planned fish barriers to block off vital spawning grounds at Hoveton Great Broad received a boost this week with the news that Fish Legal are considering a legal challenge.

This follows an extraordinary response from Environment Agency (EA) seeking to justify their decision to grant a permit for the barriers despite vehement internal objections from the EA’s own fishery experts which they kept hidden from public view.