Help protect fishing: Cormorant Watch

Angling’s representative body, the Angling Trust, has launched a new web site for anglers to record sightings of cormorants, goosanders and mergansers throughout the UK:www.cormorantwatch.org The new site is easy to use and will gather vital data to help persuade government of the need for action to protect fisheries.  It has been launched to coincide with the start of the coarse fishing season on rivers.

Angling Trust Chief executive Mark Lloyd commented “This is a moment when anglers need to stand up and be counted.  If people don’t record sightings of cormorants and other fish eating birds on this site, then the politicians and civil servants will not have the information they need to make decisions which could affect the future of fishing for the next generation.  It takes less than a minute to record a sighting.  All anglers who see one of these birds in the next few months must make the effort to visit cormorantwatch.org and put a pin in the map, whether they are a member of the Angling Trust or not.”

Please forward this website link to fellow anglers

Thank you

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