Anglers Against Pollution Success… But the Fight Goes On
March saw the first success on the campaign trail for Anglers Against Pollution as the Government announced plans to stop dumping raw sewage in to our rivers. This is long overdue and is a positive step forward in securing a cleaner future for our waterways. We’re not out of the woods yet though, and we will continue working hard to ensure these plans are put into action and that they’re robust.
We also welcomed the news that trawling will be banned in more than 100 square miles of seabed off Sussex to allow kelp forests to recover and fisheries to thrive once again. The local sea angling community was instrumental to getting this ban in place after years of lobbying, showcasing how passionate anglers are as environmental stewards.
We are delighted to be collaborating with researchers from Bournemouth University and the University of York on a survey designed to better understand shark angling in the UK, so please get involved if you target any shark species here in Britain.
Thank you once again for your fantastic support this month. Your support has never been more vital and we are determined to stand up for our fish through Anglers Against Pollution. Please pledge your support by signing our petition and sharing your photos of pollution on social media using the hashtag #anglersagainstpollution.
If you are not yet a member of the Angling Trust, please consider joining and help us continue to fight for our fish and fishing into 2021 and the years that follow. You can join online here – and you may be entitled to a free gift!
Stuart Singleton-White, Head of Campaigns