A Big Leap Forward For The Sussex Blue Belt

Sussex IFCA News Release Sussex seas are better protected now thanks to the work of fisheries managers the fishing sector and the wider community. Working at a local level with the community to find solutions, Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) has brought in management for commercial and recreational fisheries to achieve real benefits

English and Welsh Governments told to stop misrepresenting new measures to protect sea bass

Fisheries ministers in both London and Cardiff have been challenged by the Angling Trust and the Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society (BASS) to correct misleading statements that they have published claiming that targeted netting for threatened stocks of sea bass would be still be legal in 2017, when in fact EU ministers have ruled that only

Paul Davison named new Team England 5 Nations Manager

The Angling Trust has announced that experienced international angler Paul Davison has been appointed as the manager of England’s 5 Nations team and will take up the role with immediate effect. Paul has represented England on 12 occasions, once in FIPS Mouche World Championships, twice in FIPS Mouche European Championships, twice in the Commonwealth, twice

Environmental case for tidal lagoons is stuck in the mud

The Government’s Hendry report issued today has given a cautious backing for the financial case for tidal lagoons but it failed to examine the environmental impact of these colossal developments or to consider alternative technologies to generate tidal power which are currently being developed. The report also bases its assessment of the economics on a

Angling Trust – No Support For Sea Angling 2017 Data Collection

The Angling Trust will not be supporting a government backed-project to collect catch data from recreational sea anglers over the course of 2017. Sea Angling 2017 has been commissioned by Cefas (the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science) and will build on the results of similar data collection exercises carried out in 2012 and