£50,000 available for fisheries to tackle invasive species

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£50,000 available for fisheries to tackle invasive species

by Angling Times |

ANGLING clubs and fisheries are being invited to apply for a share of a £50,000 fund to tackle invasive species on their waters.

Aimed at helping in the battle against non-natives such as the killer shrimp and floating pennywort, funds will be awarded to clubs and fisheries hoping to minimise the risk of invasive species and diseases.

Killer shrimps threaten many of our fisheries
Killer shrimps threaten many of our fisheries

The £50,000 is part of the Angling Trust and Environment Agency’s (EA) Angling Improvement Fund (AIF), and up to £5,000 is available per fishery.

Jamie Cook, Angling Trust CEO, said:

“Anglers regularly tell us that invasive species are among their top concerns for threats to fisheries.

“I am delighted that the EA has made this fund available for clubs and fisheries to apply for so we can do our part in protecting the fisheries that we all love. I would encourage all those eligible to consider applying for these grants.”

Floating pennywort, an ongoing problem
Floating pennywort, an ongoing problem
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