News headlines Jan 09 - Jan 10
21.12.09 Fish Legal forces open the filing cabinets of Government pesticide licensing body In a ground-breaking Decision, over three years in the making, the Information Commissioner has overwhelmingly endorsed Fish Legal’s case that hitherto secret and redacted Environmental Risk Assessments of pyrethroid sheep dip must be disclosed in full.
18.12.09 New Angling Trust and Fish Legal Newsletters Now Online Find out what we've been doing for our members. Click here to download the Angling Trust and Fish Legal Newsletters from our Noticeboard.
The Angling Trust Marine Arm held its first National Individual Shore Championship at Eastney Beach, Portsmouth from 5pm until 10pm on Saturday 12th December 2009.
The 2009 National Sea League Final was fished by a total of 29 five man teams at Eastbourne over the weekend 21/22 November. The match was dominated by the Ipswich based team IMAX Team Porters who managed 3 zone wins, a second and a fourth to give them a total points score of only 9 points.
The Angling Trust and its partners in the Our Rivers Coalition met with Environment Minister Huw Irranca-Davies by the Thames on Wednesday ahead of the publication of controversial plans for the UK’s waterways.
Earlier this year, a report revealed that three quarters of rivers in England and Wales are failing European targets on environmental quality. But in the majority of cases the Environment Agency’s official plans – due to be published next month - fail to set out action to tackle the problems such as pollution from fertilisers and over abstraction, which threaten fisheries.