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Hunt Saboteurs Target Anglers

Angling Trust News Release Sabs try to disrupt cormorant campaign and call for anglers to be shot The Hunt Saboteurs Association this week launched a misguided attempt to disrupt the Angling Trust’s Cormorant Watch website by encouraging its supporters to record bogus sightings of cormorants, goosanders and mergansers. When the site was set up to campaign for

Government Dismisses Otter Petition

Government dismisses Otter Petition but Angling Trust continues to press Natural England over otter releases Last week the Government dismissed the 11,000 signature Barbel Society petition calling for ‘non lethal control’ of the UK’s otter population and refused to recognise that their numbers can be ‘detrimental to the river environment’. It firmly ruled out the

Caterers Called On To Take Wild Sea Bass Off The Menu

The Angling Trust has written to the British Hospitality Association calling on it to make sure its members aren’t supporting illegal fishing by selling or serving protected spawning sea bass in February and March. A ban was introduced by the EU on February 1st this year to protect wild bass when they come together to

Angling Trust appoints new Project Officer to support Voluntary Bailiff Service and Building Bridges project in East of England

Andy Beal has been appointed Project Officer for the East of England by the Angling Trust’s Fisheries Enforcement Support Service (FESS). Funded by Heritage Lottery money, Andy will work across both the Voluntary Bailiff Service, in support of Eastern Regional Enforcement Manager Paul Thomas, and enhancing delivery of the Building Bridges Project in the Nenescape

Legal Action Looms Over Reef Wrasse Removals

Angling Trust News Release Fish Legal and the Angling Trust have written to the government to warn that it could face legal action if it fails to protect sensitive marine sites off the South Coast of England. Thousands of English wrasse are being caught in Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) – protected under EU law