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Minister's pledge on angling

During April 2000, the Environment Agency will be distributing free copies of their new fisheries magazine REEL life to everyone who bought a freshwater rod licence last year. Sadly we have no such relationship with any legislative body for sea angling, so you might wonder where the

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FIPSM meeting in Luxembourg

The Federation International Peche Sportive Marine is the saltwater side of the Confederation International Peche Sportive (CIPS) and is the major European body for competitive sea angling. At their meeting on 3 March 2000, attended by Mike North (NFSA), David Rowe (NFSA), and Malcolm Gilbert, the following

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New language of conservation?

Sustainability is one of the new themes of governments around the world, and expressed as sustainable development it has been extensively promoted in the UK. Our present government has made it a key aim for the Environment Agency, and English Nature have developed a position statement recognising

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Devon's Living Coasts conference

To be held at the Commodore Hotel, Marine Parade, Instow, Devon on Wednesday 12 April 2000 A forum for discussion of current research and concerns around the Devon Coast. This is the second Devon’s Living Coasts conference which aims to present research, projects and any activities which

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The Commercial Fishery

During the 1970s, monofilament netting materials became increasingly available. These have the advantages of being very light, compact, cheap and of low visibility. This led to an explosion of effort which roughly coincided with increased demand as bass became very fashionable throughout Europe. During 1980, some commercial

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