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cormorant_1ANGLERS have had some good news at last regarding the ever–looming cormorant problem as the Angling Trust have won some major reforms from the government.

An extra 1,000 cormorants could be shot under licence in 2014-15 and the government are going to pay for THREE fisheries management advisors to be employed by the Trust from this April to help angling clubs and fishery owners reduce predation.

The Trust has been campaigning for more than three years for a change to the current bureaucratic and ineffective licensing regime that governs the lethal control of these birds, which can eat 2 lb of fish every day, collectively more than 1,000 tonnes every winter.

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