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News from 2013

CSO multiple=20 December 2013

EU Judgment paves the way for UK Water Industry to come clean about its "dirty secrets".
The public’s ‘right to know’ what gets dumped into our rivers received a welcome boost this week when the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a judgment on important questions of EU law related to public access to environmental information about the activities of the privatised water and sewage companies in the UK. This judgment came out of Fish Legal's ongoing case at the UK's Upper Tribunal which aims to overturn the Smartsource decision in 2010 that denied the public access to information about water companies.  More...

Logan Water19 December 2013

Scottish Water has paid £5,000 to the United Clyde Angling Protective Association for polluting the Logan Water in South Lanarkshire with silt. Scottish Water resisted repeated requests for compensation, but settled shortly before the case was to be heard at the Lanark Sheriff Court.  More...

Llyn Padarn24 October 2013


Fish Legal takes its battle against sewage pollution to the High Court after Natural Resources Wales (NRW) let Dwr Cymru / Welsh Water (DCWW) “off-the-hook” for damage caused to Llyn Padarn; a precious glacial lake in North Wales, containing a unique sub-species of arctic char found nowhere else in the world.
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Cropston reservoir25 September 2013

Fish Legal, acting on behalf of its member club the Cropston Angling Association, seeks judicial intervention in a row over water transfers that harm Cropston Reservoir Site of Special Scientific Interest.  More....


Skell5 September 2013

Fish Legal has secured more than £8,500 in compensation for its member Ripon Angling Club (RAC). This was due to damage caused by poorly-managed flood protection works by the Environment Agency (EA) on the River Skell near Ripon in North Yorkshire.  More...



Algal bloom on Llyn Padarn19 July 2013

Fish Legal force regulator to act to save rare fish.  More...





Map of fish kill surveys12 June 2013

Fish Legal solicitors have exposed serious failings at the Environment Agency
in responding to water pollution which kills wildlife.  More...







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7 June 2013

Fish Legal highlights UK's low pollution payouts after US firm fined $3.3million. The expert environmental and angling lawyers at Fish Legal, who act on behalf of over 1,000 angling clubs throughout the UK, have highlighted the low level of fines paid by offenders in the UK for polluting watercourses.  More...





Canoeist9 April 2013

A campaigner for universal canoe access, who took an angling club to court
and tried to claim £4,000 for restricted access on the River Dove, has withdrawn his claim.  More...




SIFT logo8 March 2013

New tool to help communities fight salmon farms launched.  More...




Hydroscheme6 March 2013

Fish Legal has used a freedom of information request to reveal that the Canal and River Trust
has earmarked 45 sites on 14 rivers for commercial development of hydropower.  More...




Fish Legal logo26 February 2013

Fish Legal secure £10,000 for a riparian on the River Coln in Gloucestershire. 
The wild trout fishery was devastated following a fire and subsequent chemical spill from a swimming pool chemical factory in Andoversford. More...







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