The Angling Trust is delighted to announce that former Head of the police’s National Wildlife Crime Unit, Nevin Hunter, has become an Angling Trust Key Volunteer in its Enforcement Team.

In this role Nevin will continue to support the Angling Trust’s multi-agency approach to fisheries enforcement and its encouragement of partnership working and intelligence-sharing, in order to ensure that fisheries enforcement becomes embedded within the wider framework of Rural, Wildlife, Business, Hate and Organised Crime.

Nevin’s volunteer assistance will help the Trust maintain and developed momentum to ensure that Angling Enforcement – one of the sports hot-topics, and a frequent source of frustration amongst anglers – remains at the forefront of its work to protect fish and fishing.

Dilip Sarkar MBE, National Enforcement Manager for the Angling Trust said:
“That Nevin is now an Angling Trust Key Volunteer speaks volumes of his personal commitment to making a positive difference to Wildlife Crime issues – and the very positive way in which the Angling Trust Fisheries Enforcement Campaign is viewed by such professionals. Whilst Head of the NWCU Nevin was very supportive of the Fisheries Enforcement Campaign, and that this continues beyond Nevin’s retirement from the police service is a massive bonus for us all.”

Nevin Hunter added:
“Throughout my time as a Police Wildlife Crime Officer I was constantly involved with tackling illegal angling related offences. Most recently this was part of conceiving and setting up Project TRESPASS to tackle the scourge of poaching in all of its forms.

“I am keen to bring my skills and experience to support the Angling Trust. Anything I can do to help the organisation bring anglers together and train law enforcers about protecting and conserving fisheries will be time well spent and I am looking forward to working with the Trust and my former colleagues in the law enforcement community.”