Wales Fisheries Forum
The Wales Fisheries Forum will be made up of a wide range of stakeholders who are coming together to share ideas and act as ambassadors for Welsh fisheries.
The goal is to ensure our freshwater and migratory fish stocks are protected for generations to come.
We want this new group to represent everyone who cares about fish, not just rod and net licence holders; angling clubs; fishery and riparian owners, but also conservation organisations; rivers trusts; volunteers and other fish and fisheries-related businesses and professionals.
There is no one silver bullet to solve the many issues and challenges facing fisheries, the solutions can be found in a combination of different changes, all of which need to be supported by new ways of thinking.
By working together, the forum will be a channel for the exchange of ideas and best practice and will help inform NRW’s fisheries work on, among other areas, strategy, promotion and partnership working.
The forum will made up of representatives from NRW and a variety of groups and organisations.
Members have a role to play in how fish and fisheries are managed in Wales and are united in their desire to see Welsh fishing managed in a sustainable way which benefits the people, environment and economy of Wales.
Initially the forum will consist of the following organisations, but future membership will be reviewed, the members are:
- Afonydd Cymru
- Angling Cymru
- Angling Trust
- Atlantic Salmon Trust
- Campaign for the Protection of Welsh Fisheries
- Countryside Alliance Wales
- Institute of Fisheries Management – Welsh Branch
- Salmon and Trout Conservation Cymru
- Welsh Salmon and Trout Angling Association
- Wild Trout Trust
In addition, other groups which may attend the forum’s meeting include Welsh Government, netsmen, wildlife organisations and individual rivers groups as well as DEFRA and the Environment Agency who will contribute to cross-border discussions.
We will aim to meet at least twice a year at venues around Wales.
31 January 2023
31 May 2022
27 September 2022
13 January 2022
20 September 2021
1 April 2021, Skype
19 November 2020, Skype
9 April 2020, Skype
14 November 2019, Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Carmarthen
Sustainable land management presentation
Fish-eating birds, Advisory group presentation
EA Coarse fishing close season outcome briefing
Rod licence sales
Net and rod licence duties adverts October 2019
NASC Implentation plan 2019
INNS Pinks salmon and sturgeon
Hydropower - Licensing and Compliance presentation
2 May 2019, Elephant and Castle Hotel, Broad Street, Newtown, Powys
Salmon and sea trout stocks in Wales 2018
Update on WLMF and its sub group on agricultural pollution
Environment Act Products
- Meeting summary
31 October 2018, Ty Cambria, Newport Road, Cardiff
Terms of reference
Economic value of angling in Wales - report
Rod licence sales update
Promoting Welsh fisheries
13 sustainable inland fisheries
Wales fish-eating birds advisory group
Sustainable fisheries programme
- Meeting summary
Please email Fisheries.Wales@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk for more information.