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News headlines Jan 18 - Jan 19

Bluefin Tuna Campaign Launch

01.11.18  Anglers call for a live-release recreational UK bluefin tuna fishery This week representatives of the Angling Trust and the campaign group Bluefin Tuna UK met with supportive MPs at the House of Commons to launch a joint campaign to establish a properly regulated, science-based, live-release UK tuna fishery which would be world-leading and would set a new benchmark for how such fisheries should be managed worldwide. 

Steven Neely with wrasse - credit Steven Neely

30.10.18  Angling Trust calls on anglers to report breaches of the wrasse no take zones following TV expose

Anglers and other members of the public are being encouraged to report illegal fishing after a BBC report identified commercial fishing for wrasse in a no take zone designed to protect stocks from over exploitation.

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26.10.18  Boost for campaign to tackle fisheries crime as Suffolk Constabulary join Operation TRAVERSE

Suffolk Constabulary has become the latest police force to sign up to Operation TRAVERSE - the multi-agency initiative launched in 2014 to tackle fish theft and illegal fishing in the East of England.

Fishing the Blackwater Estuary 2012

25.10.18  Angling Trust urges government to deliver a real ‘Brexit Dividend’ for UK fisheries The Angling Trust is pleased to see the government bringing forward its long awaited Fisheries Bill setting out the future management of UK waters following our withdrawal from the European Union but doubts that it will deliver the promised ‘Brexit Dividend’.

Protect Water Campaign Beer Visual Square

09.10.18  Could your favourite beer be history by 2027? A 100-strong pan-European coalition of NGOs, including the Angling Trust, have gathered together to launch a new campaign calling on the European Commission to defend the EU law that protects all sources of Europe’s water, such as rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands and groundwater, during its ongoing evaluation (known as a “fitness check”).

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