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26.10.17  Government looks set to rethink Brexit Bill's ‘missing’ EU protections after Angling Trust pressure Angling Trust Campaigns Chief Martin Salter was up in Parliament this week pressing MPs of all parties to get behind moves to reinstate the ‘missing’ environmental protections in the government’s Brexit Bill that are so vital for fish and wildlife. There are some signs that the pressure is paying off.

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25.10.17  All anglers Take 5 ... and help rid the countryside and coast of litter The Angling Trust’s successful and popular Take 5 litter campaign is being relaunched to cover both freshwater and marine environments.

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23.10.17  Hampshire Police join Operation TRAVERSE in fight against fisheries crime Hampshire Police have formally pledged to support the fight to protect fish and fisheries by becoming a partner in Operation TRAVERSE – the Angling Trust initiated, multi-agency activity targeting illegal fishing and fish theft.

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19.10.17  Angling Trust joins Biosecurity Minister to celebrate success of Check Clean Dry initiative Biosecurity Minister Lord Gardiner met with the Angling Trust, water companies and other partners at a House of Lords reception to celebrate the work of the Check Clean Dry campaign.

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06.10.17  Angling Trust Launches Cormorant Watch Web Site and Calls on Minister to Act to Protect Fish

The Angling Trust has called on the government to do more to protect rivers and lakes from fish-eating birds.

In a letter to Environment Minister George Eustice, the Angling Trust is demanding a doubling of the number of cormorants licensed to be shot in England annually to 6,000. It also calls for the relaxing of the requirement for evidence that goosanders are damaging fisheries before a licence will be issued.

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