Advising Salmon & Trout Conservation on rules applying to farming for the protection of water

Guy has conducted an analysis for S&TC of the new Reduction and Prevention of Agricultural Diffuse Pollution Regulations 2018 as against predecessor Codes of Good Practice for the prevention of water pollution from agriculture. This was been submitted to the Environment, Fisheries and Rural Affairs Committee of the UK Parliament currently considering the Agriculture Bill. The analysis indicates that the 2018 Regulations largely reproduce guidance given to farmers since the 1980s and 1990s, despite official claims that the 2018 Regulations mark a step forward in pollution control.