This content is exclusively provided by FAO / FAOLEX

Keeping and Introduction of Fish (England and River Esk Catchment Area) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 10 of 2015).

Type of law

These Regulations control the keeping and introduction of fish in inland waters in England and a part of Scotland (catchment area of the River Esk). They provide that it is an offence to introduce any fish into inland waters, to keep certain types of fish (the fish that belong to a taxonomic order specified in Part 1 of the Schedule but are not of a species specified in Part 2 of the Schedule) in inland waters, or to keep of any kind of fish in protected areas where those fish would otherwise be absent, other than in accordance with a permit granted under these Regulations by the Environment Agency. The Agency may attach conditions to permits to introduce fish or to keep fish and a list of purposes for which, or matters in relation to which, conditions may in particular be imposed is specified. The Agency also may serve a notice on any person who is the owner or occupier of inland waters requiring that person to remove and dispose of fish, if the fish have been introduced into the water or kept in contravention of the Regulations. Generally aquaculture production businesses are excluded from the scope of these Regulations.
Date of text
Source language


Legislation Amendment