It wasn't the government who actually worked out, devised, agreed, the anglers eel take ban.
Yes it was. They might well have delegated the decision making to another authority, and they're probably now trying to distance themselves from it because it appears to be controversial. If I get this right, you feel aggreived because the authorities are preventing you from harvesting a tiny fraction of the elvers that are running up your local river on grounds that stocks have crashed in neighbouring catcments ... meanwhile, adult eels are routinely harvested by commercial fishermen in the North Sea, and the true source of the problem probably lies thousands of miles away in the Sargasso Sea. Is that correct?
This link has been posted before, but it's still informative : http://www.youtube.c...h?v=9pfEkiFsqhk
Although in the uk we have the luxury of freedoom of information, unfortunatly names are often blanked out.
That's not my experience of the way that the FOI Act is supposed to work. I suggest you ask the question again, and this time be more specific.
never try and teach a pig to sing .... it wastes your time and it annoys the pig