Menu
Royal Courts of Justice

News

Dredged sea bed
News
26 September 2022

Scottish Government briefing bias in favour of bottom trawling exposed

Evidence of bias by Marine Scotland against interest groups calling for the use of less environmenta…
Read more
News
26 September 2022

Fish Legal appeals High Court decision for the sake of The River Wye

Fish Legal has asked the Court of Appeal to look again at the Cardiff High Court decision to refuse…
Read more
News
06 September 2022

Gaps in River Wye abstraction data raise questions over regulatory oversight during times of drought

Fish Legal has written to Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and the Environment Agency (EA) asking how t…
Read more
Intensive Poultry Unit
News
23 August 2022

High Court turns down Fish Legal bid to challenge Powys poultry expansion plan

In a hearing yesterday, the High Court in Cardiff refused permission for Fish Legal to proceed with…
Read more
Southern Water abstraction point on the Test
News
01 August 2022

Southern Water drought plan for rare chalk stream faces challenge for failure to protect wild salmon

A proposal by utility Southern Water to lift restrictions on the amount of water it takes from the R…
Read more
News
20 July 2022

Industrial chicken complex application in Tywi catchment thrown out by planners on environmental grounds

Planning permission for a 16,000 strong free range poultry unit at Pentrefelin near Llandeilo has be…
Read more
News
11 July 2022

Sewage pollution in River Tawe? “Live with it.”

Natural Resources Wales has confirmed that work to stop regular discharges of untreated sewage into…
Read more
Image by Christian Mathis from Pixabay
News
06 July 2022

Defra gives thumbs up to North Eastern IFCA’s dodgy maths for bass netting

In February, Fish Legal (FL) discovered that the North-Eastern Inshore Fisheries Conservation Author…
Read more
Davidstow Creamery
Campaigns
24 June 2022

Her Majesty’s cheese supplier fined £1.52 million for environmental crimes

The makers of Cathedral City cheese were fined £1.52 million and ordered to pay £272,747 in legal co…
Read more
Algal bloom on River Wye
News
23 June 2022

Natural Resources Wales conclude that there is no environmental damage on the River Wye

Two years after Fish legal notified Natural Resources Wales (NRW) that environmental damage is being…
Read more
News
01 June 2022

Questions over water pollution risk from new intensive poultry proposal in Herefordshire

Fish Legal has raised concerns about an application that will increase capacity at a poultry site in…
Read more
News
01 June 2022

Environment Agency refuse to review problem permit at East Midlands Airport causing chronic pollution

The Environment Agency (EA) has confirmed that it will not be reviewing the environmental permit for…
Read more
Inner Sound of Skye
News
24 May 2022

Fish Legal Call For Scottish Parliament Committee To Hold An Inquiry Into The Management Of Scotland’s Inshore Fisheries

Fish Legal, with the support of Scotland’s leading fisheries and wildlife organisations, have reques…
Read more
Corby Weir - River Eden
News
21 May 2022

Anglers launch legal campaign to help Atlantic salmon on the River Eden

A campaign has been launched to help Atlantic salmon and other fish species migrate to and from thei…
Read more
News
17 May 2022

What’s the Government’s plan for measuring storm overflow volumes?

Silence in the recent Government Storm Overflow Discharge Reduction Plan consultation on how the vol…
Read more
News
16 May 2022

£20,000 damages for angling club hit by cyanide pollution in Derbyshire lake

A Derbyshire Angling Club have received £20,000 in an out-of-court settlement with an industrial cle…
Read more
News
11 May 2022

Angling Club Anger Over Environment Agency Indifference to East Midlands Airport Pollution

For over a decade the Derby Railway Angling Club have been submitting regular reports of pollution o…
Read more
News
27 April 2022

Fish Legal takes River Wye poultry production pollution threat to the High Court

Fish Legal has issued proceedings in the High Court in Cardiff challenging the decision by Powys Cou…
Read more
News
04 April 2022

Cardiff High Court throws out NFU challenge to regulation to control agricultural pollution in Welsh rivers

Fish Legal welcomes the judgment in the High Court in Wales to throw out NFU’s legal challenge to ne…
Read more
Intensive Poultry Unit
News
28 March 2022

Fish Legal to challenge Powys County Council decision to approve poultry expansion in River Wye catchment

Fish Legal has begun a legal challenge after Powys County Council granted planning permission for a…
Read more
News
01 March 2022

Fish Legal begins legal action against Environment Agency for storm sewage and fish farm pollution on spring-fed Yorkshire river

Fish Legal has sent a judicial review pre-action letter to the Environment Agency for failing to rev…
Read more
Algal bloom at Kerne Bridge, River Wye
Campaigns
07 February 2022

Fish Legal holds up red card for Natural Resources Wales over Wye scandal

Fish legal has written to Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to “notify” them that environmental damage i…
Read more
News
31 January 2022

Fish Legal calls for stiff sentencing of Cathedral City cheddar producer for environmental crimes

Fish Legal, working with Launceston Anglers’ Association (LAA), has been told by the Environment Age…
Read more
News
06 January 2022

Fish Legal raises concerns over environmental impact of Heathlands Garden Settlement

Fish Legal has objected to the Maidstone Draft Local Plan because of the inappropriate ear-marking o…
Read more
News
15 December 2021

Natural England back down over Hoveton fish barrier removals should harm occur to bream spawning areas

After determined action by solicitors at Fish Legal, on behalf of the Angling Trust and the Broads A…
Read more
Royal Courts of Justice
Campaigns
14 December 2021

Fish Legal says act now to stop Government hamstringing judges in environmental cases

Fish Legal is encouraging members to act now to stop the Government hamstringing judges by taking aw…
Read more
Three large Combined Sewage Overflows
News
22 November 2021

Fish Legal fears an information blackout on storm overflows following announcements of a widespread investigation into water company non-compliance

Fish Legal has written an open letter to the Environment Agency Chief Executive asking for assurance…
Read more
Sewage Outfall discharging into river
News
06 October 2021

Environment Agency climb down after Fish Legal pressure against the lowering of standards for sewage discharges

After the threat of legal action from environmental angling organisation Fish legal, the Environment…
Read more
  • 01
  • 06