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28.02.14  'Tidal lagoon' project in Swansea Bay scrutinised by angling interests Following the rejection of the most recent Severn barrage (hydropower) scheme, which would have risked widespread ecological harm not least to the improving salmon runs in the Wye and Usk, an application has now been submitted for the world's first 'tidal lagoon' hydropower scheme, also in the Bristol Channel.

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28.02.14  Connect Right and Stop Water Pollution Plumbing and drainage misconnections pollute rivers and beaches throughout the UK. Check your property is connected right.  If wastewater or sewage is connected to a surface water drain you may be polluting your local river or beach.

Severn estuary siltation

28.02.14  Angling Trust tells MPs that dredging the Thames would make flooding worse Dredging isn’t a ‘silver bullet’ to solve the winter flooding crisis. It can actually make downstream flooding worse, is usually bad news for the environment and would have delivered a staggering extra 550 million gallons of floodwater a day into the flood hit communities of the Lower Thames.

Flooding on roads

21.02.14  Angling Trust Writes to PM on Behalf of Flood-Hit Angling Businesses The Angling Trust has written to Prime Minister David Cameron to seek assurances that the grants announced last week for flood-hit businesses will also be made available to angling clubs, fisheries and tackle shops

Paul Proctor brown trout WTT

19.02.14  Wild Trout Trust 2014 Online Auction in March The Wild Trout Trust auction takes place on eBay and by post, 4-13 March 2014. The catalogue is out now and can be found on www.wildtrout.org. 

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