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Angling Trust founder Dr Stephen Marsh-Smith dies aged 69

Image copyright Wye and Usk Foundation Image caption Dr Stephen Marsh-Smith was described as “a force of nature” who had created “a lasting legacy” A man hailed as a “colossus” for his work to protect rivers and wildlife has died, aged 69. Environmentalist Dr Stephen Marsh-Smith led efforts to establish a network of rivers trusts across the UK, having created …

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Lave net fishers angry at ‘endangering Severn salmon stocks’ claim

The fishery currently leases the use of the estuary from NRW and is required to apply for its individual licences on an annual basis. “Their current 10-year lease allows them to catch a maximum of 15 salmon between June-August,” said an NRW spokesperson. The fishermen have recently applied for a 2020 summer license. However, NRW says that due to new …

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