News headlines Apr 17
13.01.17 English and Welsh Governments told to stop misrepresenting new measures to protect sea bass Fisheries ministers in both London and Cardiff have been challenged by the Angling Trust and the Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society (BASS) to correct misleading statements that they have published claiming that targeted netting for threatened stocks of sea bass would be still be legal in 2017, when in fact EU ministers have ruled that only 'unavoidable by-catches' are legal.
12.01.17 Environmental case for tidal lagoons is stuck in the mud The Government’s Hendry report issued today has given a cautious backing for the financial case for tidal lagoons but it failed to examine the environmental impact of these colossal developments or to consider alternative technologies to generate tidal power which are currently being developed.
10.01.17 Crucian catalogue published The weather or time of year might not be quite suitable for catching crucians in misty, weed fringed ponds but members of the National Crucian Conservation Project have been using the break from fishing for their favourite species to pull together a catalogue of known crucian waters in the UK.
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.
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