Angling: Licensing

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 18th April 2017.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward proposals to abolish the fishing rod licence and provide an alternative means to raise funds for the Environment Agency.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Government has no plans to abolish the fishing rod licence. The income from the rod licence fee allows the Environment Agency to provide its fisheries service to rod licence holders.

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