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15.10.10  Angling Trust to Fill Gap Left by Axed Statutory Committees The Angling Trust intends to work with the Environment Agency to put in place new arrangements for anglers, angling clubs, fisheries and consultatives to have a say in the management of fisheries and angling, following the Government’s decision yesterday to axe the Agency’s statutory advisory committees.

Anglers’ fury about actor’s ignorant comments

14.10.10  Angling and Fisheries Organisations Press for Reform of Fisheries Management The Angling Trust, Atlantic Salmon Trust, Association of Rivers Trusts, Salmon & Trout Association and Wild Trout Trust have today issued a detailed joint proposal for reform of the way in which rod licence and government funds are spent on managing angling, fisheries and biodiversity in England and Wales.

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12.10.10  Be Plant Wise and buy, use and dispose of aquatic plants responsibly Be Plant Wise is an awareness raising campaign to encourage pond owners and gardeners to buy, use and dispose of aquatic plants responsibly.  It launched in February and its success includes: getting over 200 partners involved in the campaign and delivering the campaign messages; receiving 65 pieces of media coverage in national newspapers, TV and radio and over 11,700 views of the campaign website www.direct.gov.uk/beplantwise.

Hydropower Barrier to Fish

11.10.10  Environment Agency Breaks Promises on Hydropower The Angling Trust has written to Ian Barker, the Environment Agency’s Head of Water Resources, expressing anglers’ frustration at a string of promised actions which have not been delivered to protect fisheries from damage from a spate of applications for new hydropower installations on rivers.

John Swift, Jim Paice MP, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP and Mark Lloyd

05.10.10  Defra minister praises angling and shooting’s contribution to conservation The Government recognises and encourages the conservation work carried out by shooters and anglers, the Minister for Agriculture and Food Jim Paice told delegates at the Conservative party conference on Monday.

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