News headlines May 13
27.03.13 European Reports Highlight Scale of Cormorant Impact on Fish The Angling Trust is highlighting two reports from Europe that show that numbers of cormorants across Europe are their highest for 150 years. The studies further strengthen the case for action to be taken to protect fish stocks in the UK from unsustainable predation by cormorants.
23.03.13 Fish stocks on the Severn and Teme: Radio 4 Interview with Angling Trust Regions Coordinator John Cheyne
Angling Trust Regions Coordinator John Cheyne has spoken out for anglers
on the Severn and Teme in an interview with BBC Radio 4 on Farming
Today. Listen to the interview which starts at 29secs.
Read our letter to the Environment Agency about this issue HERE
22.03.13 Take someone fishing for free The TAKE A FRIEND FISHING campaign, organised and run by the Angling Trades Association, is back to encourage parents, grandparents and friends to take the time over the Easter break to give family members and friends the chance to have a go at fishing. Particularly if there’s nothing they want to watch on the TV and they have an extra few days off work!
21.03.13 Workshop Invitation - Valuing The Marine Environment You are invited to take place in workshops taking place across the UK throughout March and April which will help us understand how anglers value the marine environment.
19.03.13 MPs briefed on Angling Trust cormorant report highlighting the case for better controls to protect our fisheries The Angling Trust has taken the case for tougher controls on cormorant numbers to Parliament with a special briefing for MPs from the All Party Angling Group on their recently published 10,000 word report highlighting the damage done to fisheries and wild fish stocks in the UK as a result of a fifteen fold increase in cormorant numbers over the last 25 years.