Online Workshop | Preventing the Spread of Freshwater Invasive Species in the South West
The Angling Trust welcome you to attend the first of two online workshops to inform the development of an angling pathway action plan to tackle the introduction and spread of invasive non-native species in the south-west. Invasive non-native species are any animal or plant that have been introduced by human activity outside of their native range, and are causing a significant negative economic and/or environmental impact in their new location. This includes species such as Floating Pennywort, Signal crayfish and Zebra mussel.
The aim of the workshop is to gain a greater understanding of angling activity in the south-west, identify which locations are potentially at the greatest threat from invasive species introduction, and what practical actions could be implemented to minimise the risk of invasive species spread. The findings will be used to inform the development of an ‘angling pathway action plan’, to encourage greater collaboration and coordination of efforts to prevention invasive species invasions by the key stakeholders in the region.
This workshop is for anglers in the south-west region that most frequently fish for game species. A second workshop will be run at the end of April (date TBC) specifically for coarse anglers.
Wednesday 31st March 2021
Start time: 6.45pm
End time: 8.15pm (approximate)
As a mostly interactive session, this workshop will be run as a standard Zoom meeting. Please ensure you have Zoom installed on your computer before this event. A working camera and microphone will be required to take part.
After registering using the link above, you will receive instructions on how to join the workshop. You will also receive a link to a short survey which should be completed in advance of the meeting.
For further details, contact Alex on 07495 433613 or via [email protected]
The production of the south-west angling pathway action plan has been funded by South-west water. This forms one of a series of projects to improve knowledge on invasive species in the region, with a boating pathway action plan being led by APEM and the Community Invasive Non-native group (CIING) exploring invasive species distributions and establishing an approach to improve rapid response to new invasions.