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Guernsey proposes new fishing licence
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The introduction of a new fishing licence scheme for the seas around Guernsey may lead to an uptake in angling insurance policies. Approval by Sark and Alderney's governments has been given to introduce the initiative for the area between three and 12 nautical miles around the isle. Any vessels operating in the 1,000 sq nm of sea surrounding Bailiwick will … More

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Illegal fishing leads to stock shortages

Anglers looking to renew their fishing insurance may be concerned to hear stock supply is under threat in Wakefield as a result of poachers. The Wakefield Express reports how dozens of carp and bream have been stolen from Flanshaw and Walker Dam, with police having stepped up patrols in a bid to catch illegal fishermen. President of Wakefield Angler's Club … More

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CCTV cameras installed to catch poachers

Fishing insurance policy holders may be pleased to hear how one angling body has installed CCTV cameras to catch individuals attempting to fish illegally. The BBC reports how Inland Fisheries Ireland has taken the step of fitting the devices at a lake in Lough Egish in County Monaghan in order to deter poachers. Ronan O'Brien, assistant inspector with the agency, … More

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Rosie O’Donnell criticised for fishing pictures

One celebrity who may have an angling insurance policy is talk-show host Rosie O'Donnell. The star seems to be a fan of fishing, as newly published pictures of her posing with a dead hammerhead shark have sparked controversy. Environmentalists have blasted the 49-year-old, who can be seen with her family in the snap, for posing with the endangered beast taken … More

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Skippers fined £3m for lying about catch sizes

Angling insurance customers may be interested to hear how fishing skippers who lied about the size of their catches have been fined almost £3 million. The High Court in Edinburgh saw 17 orders made by Judge Lord Turnbull, who called for those involved to pay the money as part of a confiscation order. Fish processing company Shetland Catch admitted to … More

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Public offered £1k for poaching information

Individuals looking to invest in fishing insurance may be interested to hear about a monetary reward that is being offered for those who help track down poachers. Environment Agency Wales has joined forces with Crimestoppers to encourage people to provide information about criminals angling in the River Conwy. A £1,000 reward will be given to anyone who helps secure a … More