Virtual Fisheries Forum | Tackling Invasive Species in London & the South East

30 March 2023 - 30 March 2023
Open to all


In this Virtual Fisheries Forum, we explore the threat of Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) in London and the South East; highlighting the work and activities carried out by stakeholders in the area, as well as funding opportunities for angling clubs, fisheries and syndicates who want to help tackle this problem.

INNS are estimated to cost the UK economy over £2.2 billion each year. From an angling perspective, their impact on our waters can range from inconvenient, to downright destructive. Floating pennywort for example has been known to choke entire lakes and rivers; preventing access and posing a existential threat to angling where it becomes established. As a whole, INNS challenge our native ecology, creating imbalance in the aquatic environments we all rely on for healthy fish stocks.

One of the most effective ways to prevent INNS from arriving on your waters is to maintain good biosecurity, and stop the spread from one location to another. Where already established, effective management strategies should be implemented to minimise their impact. During this Virtual Forum, we’ll explain how these steps are being carried out; answering questions and taking details from those who would like further support in combatting INNS on their waters.

This session is free to attend and open to all. It is aimed at all angling clubs, fisheries and syndicates in the London and South East areas who want to learn more about tackling INNS.

Thursday 30th March 2023

Start time: 7:00pm

End time: 8:30pm (approx)




After feedback from previous events, our Virtual Fisheries Forums are now be broadcast via Zoom. Once you’ve registered, you will be sent a link for joining. You do not need an account with Zoom in order to take part.

Virtual Fisheries Forums follow a simple format, with talks from our guest speakers, before an open Q&A session, where your questions and comments will be discussed. Using the Q&A function on Zoom, you will be able to raise questions at any time. We are also happy to take questions in advance of the meeting.

If you are interested but unable to attend the Forum, please register as normal to receive an email alert once our Virtual Fisheries Forum Resources Centre has been updated with a recording of the session.

Want to know more? Contact Sam on 07415 384554 or via [email protected]


This Virtual Forum is supported by the ‘INNS Out’ funding scheme from Affinity Water.


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