Report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection.
The Committee considered a report of the Director of Markets and Consumer
Protection on the 48th City of London Thames Fishery Research Experiment.
The Chairman noted that due to COVID-19, the London Thames Fishery Research Experiment was scaled back. However, the event itself was a success. The event was well received by the fishing teams. The Chairman informed the Committee that the anglers were grateful that the event took place.
The Deputy Chairman commented that despite a low number of anglers, the total number of fish caught this year were over 500. The social distances were 10/15 meters between each of the anglers. The Deputy Chairman thanked the Officers who were involved in organizing the event.
The Port Health and Public Protection Director informed the Committee that the bars for this year's Fishery Research Experiment had been ordered, and Members will receive them as soon as possible.
· Noted the content of this report;
· Reviewed and approved the grant from City’s Cash to partially fund the 2021 Experiment and;
· Approved the 49th City of London Thames Fishery Research Experiment to take place in 2021 (date to be confirmed).