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Jul 29,2008  by SACN

Consultation on Our Seas

image"To elaborate the marine vision, the UK Government and Devolved Administrations have worked together to set out a number of high level Marine Objectives which articulate the outcomes they are seeking for the UK marine area as a whole. The ... [full story]

Jul 25,2008  by SACN

NFSA - Threats and Progress

imageNFSA faced threats but made “real progress” in 2007 The National Federation of Sea Anglers (NFSA) came out on top of a challenging year  in 2007/08 in which “we have faced up to the threats and made some real progress with ... [full story]

Jul 23,2008  by Leon Roskilly

NFSA AGM - Angling Unity Vote

imageThe result of the NFSA membership vote on the Angling Unity issue is revealed on the NFSA website at: http://www.nfsa.org.uk/Unity/Results of AGM Resultions.htm Herald Express [full story]

Jul 17,2008  by SACN

Thames in Trouble

image"Non-native flora and fauna encouraged by climate change could cause the river Thames's ecosystem to collapse, a report by charity WWF warns today. " London Evening Standard WWF Press Release (including link to full report) [full story]

Jul 09,2008  by SACN

RSA Strategy Update

imageAlthough the RSA Strategy Consultation ended in March, and DEFRA were hoping to publish a summary of responses in June, they have not been able to keep to that timescale, although the work is close to completion. Meanwhile the RSA Strategy Group ... [full story]

Jul 09,2008  by SACN

Bass Slaughter

imagePress Release  Information from the Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society (BASS) 9th July 2008 ��" For Immediate Release    Bass Slaughter We are losing our bass stocks A combination of unfolding circumstances is leading to the rapid destruction of the country’s inshore bass ... [full story]

Jul 08,2008  by Leon Roskilly

The Ecosystem is Gasping

image"The EU says its spending will reduce fishing pressure and help fishermen adopt greener methods. In reality, it is delaying the decline of the industry and allowing it to defy ecological limits for as long as possible. If the member ... [full story]

Jul 07,2008  by SACN

Value of Angling - Parliamentary Debate

image  http://www.parliament.uk/what_s_on/hoc_forthcomingbusiness.cfm Tuesday 8 July The House will sit in Westminster Hall between 9.30am-2.00pm Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates - 09.30-11.00             Artists' resale rights - Mark Fisher 11.00-12.30             Trafficking of women and children and Pentameter II - Mr Anthony Steen 12.30-13.00             ... [full story]

Jul 05,2008  by SACN

The Cost of Fish

imageSeabirds 'dying in fishing nets'     Hundreds of seabirds have died this summer after becoming entangled in fishing nets in Filey Bay on the North Yorkshire coast, the RSPB has warned. B B C Report Fishermen blamed for surge in ... [full story]

Jul 02,2008  by SACN

America Moves Towards an RSA Licence

imageIn an effort to quantify the number of saltwater recreational fishermen, and their impacts, the USA is proposing to introduce a national register of saltwater recreational fishermen. Initially free to register, within two years they propose that recreational saltwater fishermen should ... [full story]

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