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31.07.14  Booking now open for two new Fisheries Enforcement Workshops in Kent and Surrey. The Angling Trust is working closely with the Environment Agency, National Wildlife Crime Unit and Institute of Fisheries Management to deliver Fisheries Enforcement Workshops in all eight of our regions. Booking is now open for two new courses

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30.07.14  Wild Salmon Stocks Crash - Angling and Fisheries Organisations Call for Urgent Government Action Following official figures showing the worst estimates of salmon stocks on record, a coalition of concerned angling, fisheries and conservation groups has written to Government Fisheries Minister George Eustice and to his counterpart Edwina Hart in the Welsh Assembly Government, to demand urgent implementation of a five point action plan to halt the sharp decline in salmon stocks in England and Wales.

Fracking statement Jul 2014

29.07.14  Government Fracking Controls Not Enough – says Angling Trust Angling and conservation groups have given a lukewarm welcome to this week’s Government announcement that National Parks and Areas of Natural Beauty will be afforded special protection and fracking developments will only be allowed within them under ‘exceptional circumstances’. Although a useful step in the right direction this definition remains unclear and will not prohibit all fracking in these areas.

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28.07.14  Sussex Anglers Support River Project

Anglers who fish the River Ouse have been finding out about a South East Water programme to improve water quality in the area.

Members of the Haywards Heath and District Angling Society (an Angling Trust member club), which has fished species including tench, pike, roach and carp for more than 100 years along the river, met with Simon Lohrey, who is leading the Ouse Upstream Thinking Project.

NAA inspired facilities bid

25.07.14  Nottingham Anglers Association awarded funding from Sport England Nottingham Anglers Association is among 324 local sports projects to secure a share of £17 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund. 

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