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Hydro guidelines cover 2009

18.10.13  Two Cheers for New Hydropower Guidelines

The Angling Trust and Salmon & Trout Association have jointly welcomed the Environment Agency (EA) Board’s decision yesterday to introduce new Good Practice Guidelines for hydropower that reduce the amount of water that can normally be diverted from rivers into turbines, which will have great benefits for fish and other aquatic wildlife.  

National Wildlife Crime Unit

17.10.13  Putting Poachers in their place - Launch of PROJECT TRESPASS Project Trespass – a new initiative to provide a coordinated response to poaching will be launched on (1st October 2013) by the England and Wales Poaching Priority Delivery Group, which includes the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) in its membership.

George Eustice

17.10.13  New List of Defra Responsibilities Announced As we reported recently, we now have a new Fisheries Minister in the shape of George Eustice. We have already provided a briefing document to him and asked for an early meeting in order to start building a working relationship with the new minister.

Afon Cych River View

15.10.13  Do it Yourself Dredging a Recipe for Environmental Disaster Defra announce pilot scheme to allow farmers to dredge rivers.  

Lisbon Pure Fishing

14.10.13  Angling Trust and Pure Fishing promote fisheries conservation in Europe Angling Trust’s National Campaigns Coordinator Martin Salter was invited to Lisbon last week to give a presentation to first workshop held in Europe by The Berkley Conservation Institute, the environmental arm of the global tackle giants Pure Fishing.

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