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27.01.16  Fisheries Annual Report Published by Environment Agency The Environment Agency's Annual Fisheries Report has now been published. The report, available HERE, provides a record of fisheries activity and expenditure in 2014 to 2015. It covers aspects from fisheries monitoring and improvements through to enforcement and incident management work.

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26.01.16  Minister under fire for false claims over bass landings Fisheries Minister George Eustice, who has been strongly criticised by UK angling organisations for caving in to pressure from commercial fishing interests and supporting exemptions to the European Union bass fishing moratorium for the highly damaging bass gill net fishery, is now under fire for making false claims for the impacts on threatened stocks as a result of the decisions he supported last month at the European Union.

ROD LICENCE

21.01.16  Rod licence reform on the cards: Proposals include option for 3-rod licence and free fishing for juniors The Angling Trust's discussions with the Environment Agency on the vexed issues of the coarse angling rod licence for the use of multiple rods and charging juniors to fish look likely to produce a result that will please both youngsters and the many carp and specimen anglers who feel aggrieved at having to buy two separate rod licences.

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18.01.16  Angling Trust helps save fish condemned to die at St George’s Park Lake in Bristol The Angling Trust has stepped in to help save healthy fish due to be destroyed at a Bristol lake where angling is being banned.

Dredging in Action

06.01.16  Defra proposals to protect farmland could make flooding worse and damage wildlife Defra seeking to deregulate dredging, ignoring the advice of its own experts, and putting farmland before protection of people's homes.

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