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Annual Fisheries Negotiations Cut Cod Quota

EU Ministers have reached a compromise on fishing opportunities at this year’s annual EU fisheries negotiations – the last ‘December Council’ attended by the UK before it becomes an independent coastal state. In a year where scientific advice showed concern for the health of fish stocks in many areas, significant cuts in cod quotas were agreed in the Irish Sea, …

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Children can now enjoy fishing for FREE as part of rod licence shake-up

Children across Birmingham and the West Midlands will be able to take advantage of a new free fishing scheme. The initiative comes as part of a shake-up of rod licences across England and Wales. The Environment Agency hopes removing the current £5 charge will encourage more young people aged 12 to 16 to give fishing a go. And by doing …

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Fishing chiefs ask for all salmon caught in the River Tay in 2020 to be returned

Fishing chiefs are asking for all salmon caught in the River Tay next year to be voluntarily returned to the water while steps are taken to increase stocks. The Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board announced at their annual general meeting in Birnam on Tuesday that they are recommending the move after asking proprietors of fishing beats along the river for …

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Anchovies could replace cod in British waters by 2050

Cod, herring and whelks could be forced out of British waters by 2050 as climate change continues to warm the seas, according to a damning new report.  The Government-backed Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) assessed how British waters, and the animals that live there, will respond to rising temperatures in the next 30 years.  The landmark report says many …

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Angling: Winter is coming

AS the wet weather begins to sink in this past week, it’s made us all aware that winter is actually on its way. With the amount of rain- water that’s been upon us, it was no small wonder that, in some venues, there’s always a risk of a negative effect on just how some can perform. On a positive note, …

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‘It’s heartbreaking’: Owners of Fife fisheries consider closing shop after thieves steal angling equipment

Thieves have made off with a four-figure sum of high value angling equipment after a break-in at a fishery business in Fife. The owners of Raith Lake Fly Fishing on the outskirts of Kirkcaldy say they are now considering whether to continue operating the fishing tackle outlet after thieves kicked through a side window and ransacked the shop area. Thieves …

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Pride Park Stadium evacuated ahead of Derby County vs Cardiff City

Pride Park Stadium has been evacuated ahead of Derby County’s Sky Bet Championship clash against Cardiff City. The Rams are due to face the Bluebirds this evening in their first match after the September international break. The players were out for their pre-match warm-up, before a message on the stadium’s tannoy system told supporters to head for the nearest exit. …

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