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Fishermen Join Forces Against EU Rules

Friday 16 January 2009

 Four Million Fishermen Join Forces Against EU Rules

‘The newly formed Angling Trust will represent more people than the membership of all the main political parties combined, the Anglican church and the National Trust. The lobby group has been set up to fight for one of the UK’s most popular sports by protecting the environment and ancient fishing rights.

Its most immediate fight is against EU proposals for recreational fishermen to register their boat as a fishing vessel and record their catch as part of the UK’s annual quota for certain species.’

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