This week, the newly formed All Party Parliamentary Group on Angling had its first waterside encounter with a visit to
The MPs were viewing the National Aquatics Training Centre and looking at the other facilities at the college including their salmonoid hatchery and centres for equine, game and wildlife and countryside management.
The visiting MPs were Martin Salter (Lab, Reading West) and Charles Walker (Con, Broxbourne) – the Chair and Vice-Chair of the APPG on Angling which was established in May this year. After their trip to the College lake the MPs met with Viv Shears and Ruth Lockwood of the English Carp Heritage Organisation (ECHO) to discuss the threat posed to British fisheries from the recently discovered Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) and the measures that need to be taken to try and contain the outbreak.
Martin Salter MP said:
“We had a great day on Monday and it is impossible not to be impressed by the facilities and standard of teaching at