North East Sea Trout Netting Consultation

Updated 7 June: The WTT response to the consultation is here.

The Environment Agency has announced a consultation on the sea trout net fishery working along the north east English coast, from Hull to north of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. At its peak, this fishery declared a catch of over 70,000 sea trout (around 70 tonnes), though numbers of fishermen and of trout caught in the fishery is declining, which is good news for the sea trout populations along the east of England and Scotland.
Further information on the fishery and the consultation is HERE.
We’ll publish WTT’s response long before the closing date of 17 June 2022.

Cothi Sea Trout   3 Miller Comp
Sea trout. Image: David Miller