News headlines Mar 17
01.02.17 Bass rules clarified by Westminster and Cardiff Angling groups have welcomed clarification by the UK and Welsh Governments over the new rules agreed in December by EU fisheries ministers covering the netting of threatened bass stocks by commercial fishermen.
01.02.17 Angling Trust supports Government proposals to ban microbeads The Angling Trust has backed a ban on the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products in the UK. The tiny plastic beads used in shower gels, face scrubs, toothpastes and other products are washed down the drain and being too small to be removed in the water treatment process end up being washed out to sea where they absorb toxic chemicals, enter the food chain and accumulate in fish and other marine organisms.
31.01.17 Angling Trust appoints Intelligence Manager to help in the fight against illegal fishing A retired detective with 30 years’ service in the police has joined the Angling Trust’s Fisheries Enforcement Support Service as Intelligence Manager.
24.01.17 Over 300 volunteer bailiffs help fight against illegal fishing: more recruits urged to sign-up From Cornwall to Cumbria, an army of dedicated anglers is helping the fight against illegal fishing and fish theft. They are the recruits of the Angling Trust’s and Environment Agency’s Voluntary Bailiff Service (VBS) who act as the “eyes and ears” on riverbanks and lakes, reporting suspicious incidents and providing crucial information to the Environment Agency and police.
24.01.17 QC's legal advice proves there is no general public right to navigate non-tidal rivers in England and Wales
David Hart, a leading QC, has provided unequivocal legal advice which confirms once and for all the position about the lawfulness of canoeing and other paddlesports on rivers. The advice could not be any clearer that there is no general public right.
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