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Daily Archives: August 19, 2019

Fisherman gets £180,000 compensation as judge says his livelihood was destroyed by new rule

A salmon fishmerman whose medieval methods were consigned to history by the Environment Agency has won over £180,000 compensation in a landmark case. Fishermen have been using picturesque ranks of “putchers”, a type of basket, to trap adult salmon in the Severn estuary for hundreds of years. And Nigel Mott was one of last surviving proponents of the technique when …

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Green light for controversial fishing byelaws in Wales

New fishing byelaws are to be introduced in Wales next year after a Local Inquiry rejected complaints from anglers. Rural affairs minister Lesley Griffiths is backing recommendations made by planning inspector Declan Beggan, who concluded the proposed byelaws were “appropriate, reasonable and proportionate” given the declines in salmon and sea trout stocks. Mandatory catch-and-release (CR), bait bans, slot limits and …

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