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Last Updated: Friday, 22 April, 2005, 09:51 GMT 10:51 UK
Cash boost for region's fisheries
Salmon anglers
The Environment Agency wants to improve angling in towns
Fishing in the South West is to be given a boost as the region has scooped the second largest grant in the country for fisheries projects.

As part of a development programme, Cornwall will receive 100,000 for salmon fisheries and coarse, trout and eel fishing. Devon will get 105,000.

The funding will go towards several projects in the counties, including fish passes for salmon.

The passes give salmon unrestricted access to spawning grounds.

The money is also being used to improve fishing facilities in towns.

In Exeter, the Bait (Better Angling In Towns) project aims to create an angling pond and wetlands at Valley Park near Exeter Canal.

The pond will be used to encourage junior angling and pond dipping, with the emphasis on conservation.




SEE ALSO:
Pollution kills hundreds of fish
19 Apr 05 |  Cornwall
Call to increase fishing quotas
31 Aug 04 |  Cornwall
Hunt for illegal fish poachers
27 Aug 03 |  England


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