News headlines Jul 15
11.06.15 Sponsored Angler Myles Gibson Guilty of Schedule 1 Theft Offence for Poaching at Tatton Park In addition to launching Operation LEVIATHAN in partnership with the Angling Trust, Cheshire Police secured a conviction in Macclesfield Magistrates' Court on the 11th June 2015 when sponsored carp angler Myles Gibson was found guilty of a Schedule 1 Theft Act offence for fishing without permission at Tatton Park. Mr Gibson received a £240 fine, £620 costs and a criminal record.
11.06.15 Operation LEVIATHAN Launched at West Mercia Police Headquarters On Thursday 11 June 2015, Operation LEVIATHAN was launched at West Mercia Police Headquarters - the biggest initiative ever to target illegal fishing and fish theft.
09.06.15 British Record (rod-caught) Fish Committee Announces New Records and Equal Records
The BRFC met at Fishmongers’ Hall, London, on 8th June 2015.
Present were: Mike Heylin OBE (Chairman), Nick Simmonds (Secretary), Oliver Crimmen (Scientific Advisor, Natural History Museum), Nigel Hewlett (Scientific Advisor, Environment Agency) and Andrew Nellist (Angling Trust - freshwater specialist).
The following claims were ratified by the committee as new or equal records...
09.06.15 Government Urged to Protect Funding for Salmon Management as Stocks Slump Again As salmon figures slump, angling and fisheries NGOs have written to the Secretary of State urging her to provide funding to the Environment Agency to protect salmon stocks.
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