P-05-810 Give Welsh Fishing Clubs and Salmon and Seatrout a Chance



P-05-810 Give Welsh Fishing Clubs and Salmon and Seatrout a Chance


This petition was submitted by Reuben Woodford having collected 1,710 signatures on an alternative e-Petition website.


Text of Petition


Prevent the excesses of catch and kill of Salmon by implementing bag limits for catch and keep on all Welsh Rivers for 4 years developed on the basis of catchment specific data in close consultation with fishing clubs.

Implement a comprehensive stocking programme of native fish on all rivers.

Tighten and enforce current legislation to eliminate the menace of farming pollution and industrial pollution.

Suspend all large scale commercial net fishing and factory ship operations around the welsh coast for a minimum period of 10 years.

Prioritise resource allocation to assist in managing catchment specific issues linked to excessive natural predation rates and barriers to fish migration.


Title: Fishing picture



This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 17/09/2019.

The Committee considered an update and further correspondence, and agreed to close the petition on the basis that there is little further action that the Committee could take following the detailed inquiry into the proposed Byelaws conducted by the Planning Inspectorate, and the Minister’s decision to confirm the Byelaws.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 01/05/2018


Assembly Constituency and Region

·         Arfon

·         North Wales    


Further information



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 20/04/2018