We have been informed that the process of compensating salmon fishermen for the early closure of the drift net fishery has been impacted by the coronavirus health emergency.
Mail is being held up in the Royal Mail sorting office as a result of the virus. As a result, the Environment Agency has notified us that the deadline for the return of offer acceptance letters will be extended until the coronavirus situation is resolved. The EA Newcastle office is in “lockdown” hence at the moment no letters can be sent to the licence holders.
We will advise of any further developments.