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24.11.14  Famous English Chalk Stream to be Refreshed After years of lobbying against excessive water abstraction from the Upper Kennet, angling and conservation groups - backed by local MP Richard Benyon - have given a warm welcome to the announcement from Thames Water for a new £25 million drinking water pipeline that will significantly reduce the amount of water taken every day from the famous Wiltshire and Berkshire chalk stream.

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21.11.14  Landmark Case Puts Water Industry ‘In the Dock’ Over Public Accountability Fish Legal will confront 3 Water and Sewerage companies at the Royal Courts of Justice, London, for a 4 day trial from 24 - 27 November 2014 that will have industry-wide implications, to argue that the public should have a right under ‘freedom of information law’ to know about the companies’ activities that affect the environment in England and Wales.

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21.11.14  Operation TRAVERSE - targeting illegal fishing and fish theft in Fenland On 12 November 2014, the Assistant Chief Constable of Lincolnshire, Mr Peter Davies, opened Operation TRAVERSE - targeting illegal fishing and fish theft in Fenland - a partnership approach involving Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire Police, the Angling Trust, Environment Agency and Cefas Fish Health Inspectorate.

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12.11.14  Anglers Challenge EU Commission Over ‘Unbalanced and Unacceptable’ Bass Management Proposals Sea anglers have reacted angrily to proposals published earlier this month by the European Commission on the management of (sea) bass which would see anglers restricted to keeping one fish, per person per day, while commercial trawlers would still be free to scoop up vast quantities of fish with minimal new restrictions. 

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05.11.14  Navigation Hazard Prompts Call For Blue Head Torch Option The Angling Trust has been working with the tackle trade to support the manufacturing of head torches and lamps with blue filters for night sea fishing.

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