I would love to know but dont for one minute believe I will get an answer, what is the income for the Yorkshire region for coarse/non migratory trout vs trout/salmon licenses compared to the agencies expenditure on each as a percentage. I won't hold my breath.
Post by envagencyyorkshire on Mar 10, 2011 12:08:34 GMT
Q. I would love to know but dont for one minute believe I will get an answer, what is the income for the Yorkshire region for coarse/non migratory trout vs trout/salmon licenses compared to the agencies expenditure on each as a percentage. I won't hold my breath.
A. We’ve just published a report called ‘Where Your Money Goes’
There is a lot of detail in this report, and it covers the whole of England and Wales. It breaks things down to Region rather than area level, so I can answer for the Yorkshire & North East Region (i.e. North Derbyshire, North, East, South & West Yorkshire and Northumbria), rather than Yorkshire specifically.
In the 2009/10 financial year, 6,435 salmon and sea trout licences were sold in this area, and 192,752 coarse licences (this is not broken down into full/concessions or annual/8 day/daily). This works out, very roughly, as a Regional income of about £0.5 million (salmon) and £5.2 million (coarse).
Nationally, income from rod licence sales (all types) was £24 million so Y&NE contributed about a quarter of national rod licence income.
Separate from the rod licence, we also receive income direct from Government. This is called Grant-in-Aid (GIA). In 2009/10, this was £9.4 million for England and Wales. Other income (things like net licensing) raised £0.8 million in England and Wales.
Tracking how this money then goes back to Regions is complex, as it goes by a variety of routes. The money is used to pay salaries, and to buy and maintain equipment (including vehicles, boats, nets, fish counters, sonar gear, electric fishing equipment). Some of our income also goes to support National services, like our specialised fish farms, our Laboratory (which investigates fish kills) and our regulation of fish stocking and movements.
Currently in Yorkshire there are seven Fisheries Technical Officers, one Fisheries Technical Specialist and two Team Leaders. We also have three Environment Monitoring Officers who specialise in conducting fisheries surveys and three who specialise in analysing the resulting data. In addition to these, we have part-time Enforcement Officers, and ‘share’ two Regional Technical Specialists with Northumbria.
Once all the day-to-day costs are met, surplus coarse & trout rod licence income is divided up between Regions, and we are then able to bid for portions of this money to support partnership projects. In 2009/10 we received £0.3 million of this ‘project funding’. By combining this with external and other sources of funding, we were able to deliver £2.7 million of fisheries improvements.
This might not be exactly the answer you wanted, but hopefully it’s better than you expected. I think we are making progress on being more transparent about what happens to your money. There’s a lot more information in the report I linked to at the beginning, so you might want to take a look at that.
I have a question.. can anyone within the law fish for free 12 months of year on all tidall rivers and waterways in Yorkshire..
No. You would still have to buy an EA rod licence, and comply with the national laws relating to the taking of coarse fish and trout. Even if a river is tidal, if you want to fish from the bank, you need the riparian owners consent to cross his land to fish.