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London Colney River Colne drought April 2017

28.04.17  Former Environment Minister Richard Benyon leads calls for a complete overhaul of water abstraction regime as drought crisis beckons

With the general election now likely to take place as drought conditions threaten parts of the South East of England, a cross party group of MPs headed by former Environment Minister Richard Benyon, and backed by farming and wildlife groups, has called for a complete overhaul of the UK's outdated water abstraction regime.

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19.04.17  Nenescape survey shows migrant and British anglers need better education, integration and enforcement Findings from a major angling survey carried out in East Anglia indicate a strong need for improved education, integration and enforcement of migrant and English anglers.

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12.04.17  Catch a Crucian Month is back with a photo competition to celebrate three great years of progress in restoring the prospects for crucians in England

For the second year running the Angling Trust and the National Crucian Conservation Project (NCCP) have teamed up with the Association of Crucian Anglers who came up with the idea of designating June as 'Catch a Crucian Month'. They have organised a photo competition with some great prizes to be judged by a panel of leading crucian crusaders including Chris Yates, Hugh Miles from Passion for Angling, the author and crucian expert Peter Rolfe, angling artist Chris Turnbull and big fish specialist Gary Newman.

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10.04.17  Angling Trust call for immediate precautionary halt to wrasse ‘cleaner fish' gold rush Members of the public fishing recreationally should be extremely concerned over a new and rapidly expanding commercial fishery which threatens the South West’s wrasse populations.

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06.04.17  New video guide to responsible salmon fishing is a hit with anglers The Atlantic Salmon Trust, Angling Trust and FishPal have teamed up to produce a series of three ten-minute advisory films called “The Gift” to promote best practice for fishing for salmon. The videos have been warmly welcomed by anglers, with thousands viewing them on You Tube even before the official launch.

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