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Petition Review the approval of fish barriers at Hoveton Great Broad

The Government should review the Environment Agency decision to grant a license to install fish barriers and re-examine the results of the 7 year study demonstrating the importance of Hoveton Great Broad to fish and wildlife in the Broads.

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Angling is said to be worth over £100 million to the broads economy now at risk by these plans. I am concerned that the Heritage Lottery funding for the project appears to have been obtained on a false prospectus and due process not followed in the permitting decision with formal objections from Environment Agency fisheries experts seemingly disregarded and Water Framework Directive requirements potentially breached along with SAFFA's requirement on the EA to protect, enhance and improve freshwater fisheries, protect spawning fish and areas where fish spawn.

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