News headlines Oct 10 - Nov 10
27.10.10 Government Report Offers Little Hope for River Wildlife Official report reveals fall in the number of pristine rivers in England and Wales.
25.10.10 AT Supports Angling Bodies Targeting Top CFP Decision Makers
Angling Trust Supports European Angling Bodies Targeting Top CFP Decision Makers
European Anglers Alliance (EAA) and the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA) are targeting MEPs with a promotional campaign to get recreational sea angling better recognition in the upcoming CFP reform.
22.10.10 Information Commission Orders Environment Agency to Release Pollution Records on the River Test The Angling Trust’s legal arm – Fish Legal – has welcomed the recent order from the Information Commissioner for the Environment Agency (EA) to release pollution records and monitoring data for the River Test. The EA had repeatedly refused to provide the information on the grounds that supplying it would be ‘manifestly unreasonable’.
20.10.10 Angling Trust Policy on Retaining European Eel The regulations banning the retention and killing of European eels have caused some confusion over whether eels can be retained for weighing and measuring in competitions. In order to clarify this, the Angling Trust has produced a recommended code of practice for anglers.