High-profile coverage for river health

High-profile coverage for river health

This week is shaping up to be one of the most prominent of the year so far for high-profile river health media coverage. Investigating PFAs On Monday (19 Feb), the ENDS Report and Watershed Investigations teams shared film TOXIC looking at the impact of PFAs (often...
2024 Marks the 30th Anniversary of Westcountry Rivers Trust

2024 Marks the 30th Anniversary of Westcountry Rivers Trust

FOR 30 years, the Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) has been showing the freshwater environments of Cornwall love by restoring and protecting them, but there is more to do. Josie Purcell, communications manager at WRT said: “We have had amazing successes for our river...
Banning bonuses for water company bosses

Banning bonuses for water company bosses

On 12 February, the Government responded to media coverage about water bosses being banned from receiving bonuses if the company they head up has committed serious criminal breaches. At present, this is still a proposal, as an Ofwat consultation will take place in the...
South West Fly Fair returns to Roadford Lake

South West Fly Fair returns to Roadford Lake

The South West Fly Fair is returning to Roadford Lake (between Launceston and Okehampton) on Sunday 25 February. The fair is hosted by the charity South West Lakes Trust. The event is a highlight in the Westcountry’s angling calendar ahead of the new fishing season....
A decade of fisheries genetics collaboration

A decade of fisheries genetics collaboration

Find out more about the history and potential of our collaboration with Exeter University on fisheries genetics. Our Operations Director Dr Bruce Stockley has worked with Professor Jamie Stevens for 10 years. In the fourth seminar in the 2023-2024 University of...