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01.07.20  Defra backs down over 'absurd and illogical' Charter Boat ban

Following a campaign by the Angling Trust and the Professional Boatman’s Association (PBA), which attracted support from diving groups including the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC), the government have decided to withdraw guidance issued on June 11th which specifically prohibited skippered charter boats in England from operating under the COVID-19 regulations. The decision is effective from July 4th.

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25.06.20  Angling Trust challenges Benyon Review over sea angling exclusions

The Angling Trust has published its formal response to the government’s Benyon Review on the establishment of Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) which had controversially proposed a blanket ban on recreational sea angling in these new zones.

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25.06.20  Defra challenged over 'absurd and illogical' ban on charter boats

The Angling Trust and the Professional Boatman’s Association (PBA) are continuing their campaign to have the ‘absurd and illogical’ DEFRA guidance outlawing the English charter boat sector overturned.

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22.06.20  Fishing's newcomers urged to protect wildlife from dangers of angling litter

New anglers who have taken up the sport since lockdown are being reminded by the Angling Trust and the RSPCA about the dangers to wildlife from angling litter.

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19.06.20  Angling Trust welcomes Zenia Drury-Gregorek

Zenia Drury-Gregorek, angling presenter and Shakespeare Ambassador, has joined the Angling Trust’s team of Ambassadors to help our work to protect fish and fishing.


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