News headlines Jan 16 - Jan 17
22.12.16 Angling Trust welcomes increased protection for Cornwall’s fish stocks The Angling Trust has welcomed the successful procession of a new byelaw effectively banning netting in Cornwall’s rivers and estuaries proposed by the Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (CIFCA).
21.12.16 Major pollution incident on River Teifi highlights national failure of government to tackle agricultural pollution This week the River Teifi in Wales, which was once one of the premier salmon and sea trout rivers in the UK, was polluted with farm slurry and hundreds, possibly thousands, of fish have been killed. The impact on fish stocks is likely to be very severe for up to a decade, and thousands of both local and visiting anglers who bring money into the Welsh economy will have their sport destroyed.
14.12.16 EU Ministers agree better deal for bass stocks but angling bodies claim the political fix was a missed opportunity
EU fisheries ministers have agreed a deal that recognises that targeted netting for threatened bass stocks is no longer an acceptable form of fishing.
14.12.16 How your rod licence money is spent ... Environment Agency releases latest Annual Fisheries Report If you have ever wondered where your rod licence money gets spent then you should read the Environment Agency's latest Annual Fisheries Report.
08.12.16 Government Agency Highlights ‘Major Adverse Effect’ on Fish from Proposed Tidal Lagoon Natural Resources Wales report shows that Swansea tidal lagoon would have major adverse effect on salmon and sea trout, and a moderate impact on marine fish.
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