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Harrogate Anglers AIF-Funded Otter Fence

08.08.17  Angling gets another £320,000 boost from fishing licence sales

Another £320,000 is being made available this summer to the Angling Improvement Fund (AIF) to support angling facilities and access improvements on rivers and at angling venues around the country.

Kingsbury Water Park EA and AT Partnership Day

03.08.17  Environment Agency Chair Gives Thumbs-Up to Fisheries Partnership Working The Environment Agency Chair, Emma Howard Boyd, along with EA Director of Environment & Business Harvey Bradshaw, visited Kingsbury Water Park on Monday 24 July to witness the joint work of EA fisheries and the Angling Trust in action.  They saw first-hand the way that the Voluntary Bailiff Service supports the work of the Environment Agency’s enforcement staff to tackle rod licence evasion and other illegal fishing in partnership with the police service.  They also examined fish refuges which had been installed with funds from the Angling Improvement Fund to protect fish from cormorants and to provide spawning and nursery habitat for fish. 

Grace Sharp - Crucian Month 2017 Junior Winner

28.07.17  Winners of ‘Catch a Crucian Month’ Photographic Competition Announced After some superb photographs and some very tight judging decisions, the winners and runners-up of the second national Catch a Crucian Month Photographic Competition, which was run throughout June and sponsored by Bait-Tech and Angling Direct, have now been announced.

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26.07.17  Former Fisheries Minister Backs Angling Trust Campaign for Sustainable Fisheries Post-Brexit

In a new paper on UK sea fisheries post-Brexit the Angling Trust calls on the Government to turn Britain into a world leader in fisheries and marine conservation management by adopting best practice from around in the world and restoring fish stocks to good health.  The Trust is also calling for members of the public fishing recreationally to be given equal recognition to commercial fishermen in the development of new UK fisheries policy and in the forthcoming Fisheries Bill announced in the Queen's Speech.

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25.07.17  Fisheries Enforcement Support Service and UK National Wildlife Crime Unit sign Information Sharing Agreement The Angling Trust has signed an important Information Sharing Agreement with the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit, setting out the framework and protocols for the sharing of information and intelligence in a legally compliant, secure and responsible way.

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