Environmental security officers have unveiled their hottest weapons in the fight towards unlawful fishing on West Norfolk’s waterways.
Regional enforcement officers have been provided evening eyesight tools and large quality electronic cameras which they hope will assistance them to extra correctly patrol the River Terrific Ouse and other watercourses.
The tools, which value extra than £15,000, has been funded by the Section for the Atmosphere, Foodstuff and Rural Affairs.
And Alex Thomson, fisheries enforcement officer for the Atmosphere Company in East Anglia, mentioned: “The new package will boost our detection and surveillance abilities.
“Combined with our expert teaching and certain powers, the technological know-how will let us to protect extra floor, get greater proof, and do the job extra correctly into and as a result of the hrs of darkness.
“This is a must have in detecting and avoiding unlawful poaching things to do, and guarding our useful coarse fish and eel shares.”
Fisheries officers have the electrical power to arrest and detain, enter lands, cease and lookup, seize boats, vessels, motor vehicles and devices and need the generation of fishing licences.
Individuals caught can be provided a vary of punishments, such as fines of up to £2,500.
To report unlawful angling action, contact the 24-hour incident hotline on 0800 807060.