Aims and Objectives
As an organisation ECHO has not restricted its self to fighting
the issues solely within the United Kingdom. Through our many contacts
in Europe and the overwhelming support of our cause from the European
carp anglers, we are now far more able to tackle the problems head
Whilst we have strong feelings about the importation of carp into
the United Kingdom, the Europeans rightly feel even more aggrieved
by the fact that it is often there carp that are being stolen in
the first place.
Click on the flags below to see ECHO's aims and objectives in each
To educate all about the threats posed to our sport
about the horrendous conditions and inevitable fatalities suffered by fish during illegal smuggling.
Educating people through an easily accessible programme about the enormous threats posed to existing populations by both regulated and unregulated fish movement.
Preserving the UK’s unique angling heritage and promoting this to your generations.
Make people aware that confiscated fish are destroyed.
Educating people about the risks associated with illegal stockings and the threat to fisheries from unidentified diseases that these fish may carry.
Increase the general publics awareness of the problems by maximising press coverage on a national level.
Eradicate the illegal movement of carp and coarse fish.
To act as a point of contact for anglers with details of illegal fish movements in the UK and to pass this information onto the relevant authorities.
Lobby government for stricter legislation on the legal importation of coarse fish.
Lobby for greater fines and sentences for those convicted of fish smuggling.
Protect carp and coarse fish welfare.
Promote the use of home grown fish to stock UK waters.
Stopping the barbaric illegal importation of carp and coarse fish into the UK.
Work with established authorities and institutions to advance the UK’s knowledge of Novel diseases that threaten our native stocks.
Protecting carp and coarse fish welfare, whether home grown or foreign, and keeping them in their country of origin.
Build strong working partnerships with all relevant authorities.
Bringing all interested organisations together to protect coarse fish stock.
Investigating the availability of grant or lottery funds.
Promoting the public image of organisations involved in regulating fish movements.
Assisting the authorities across Europe to stop the illegal movement of car.
(via the European Carp Protection Organisation (ECPO))
Helping to stamp out theft of carp from European waters.
Assist in creating
a united group of European carp organisations dedicated to protecting
carp welfare thoughout Europe.
Stopping the barbaric
transportation of these illegal carp and coarse fish through Europe.
for tougher sentences and greater fines for those caught illegally
moving fish through Europe.
authorities for stricter regulation concerning the legal movement
of carp and coarse fish within and between European countries.
about the horrific conditions and fatalities that occur when these
fish are being moved illegally.
Making people aware
that confiscated fish are destroyed if being moved illegally or
with incorrect paperwork.
about the risks associated with illegal stockings and the threat
to fisheries from the unidentified diseases that these fish carry.
stocks by educating people to return fish alive when possible.
Assisting the European
authorities to prevent the illegal movement, stocking and theft
of carp and coarse fish throughout Europe.
Promote the stocking
of legal and comprehensively health certified fish into fisheries
unique angling heritage and promoting this to younger generations.