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31.01.17  Angling Trust appoints Intelligence Manager to help in the fight against illegal fishing A retired detective with 30 years’ service in the police has joined the Angling Trust’s Fisheries Enforcement Support Service as Intelligence Manager.

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24.01.17  Over 300 volunteer bailiffs help fight against illegal fishing: more recruits urged to sign-up From Cornwall to Cumbria, an army of dedicated anglers is helping the fight against illegal fishing and fish theft. They are the recruits of the Angling Trust’s and Environment Agency’s Voluntary Bailiff Service (VBS) who act as the “eyes and ears” on riverbanks and lakes, reporting suspicious incidents and providing crucial information to the Environment Agency and police.

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24.01.17  QC's legal advice proves there is no general public right to navigate non-tidal rivers in England and Wales David Hart, a leading QC, has provided unequivocal legal advice which confirms once and for all the position about the lawfulness of canoeing and other paddlesports on rivers. The advice could not be any clearer that there is no general public right.

16.01.17  Christmas Raffle Winners 2016 Thank you to everyone who entered our annual Christmas Raffle which had some great prizes up for grabs as always.

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13.01.17  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 'unavoidable by-catches' are legal.

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