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Daily Archives: January 9, 2019

Scallop wars: French fishermen ‘hurl rocks and smoke bombs’ at British fishing boats in English Channel skirmish

French and British fisherman have clashed in the English Channel in a so-called scallop war over fishing rights. The French, who operate a restriction fishing season for harvesting the shellfish to preserve their numbers, have complained their rivals are “pillaging” the supply of the shellfish. Rocks, smoke bombs and other projectiles were reportedly hurled at English and Scottish vessels during …

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Anglers urging government to allow shooting of more cormorants to stop birds eating fish they catch for sport

Anglers are urging the government to allow them free rein to shoot cormorants, in a bid to stop the birds eating fish they catch for sport.  The UK’s biggest angling organisation said it was encouraging members to kill more cormorants as a way to pressure the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) into raising an annual cap on the number that can be …

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