The Angling Trust today launches a major campaign to halt the decline in Britain’s waters and protect the environment for future generations.
With every water body in England assessed against the Water Framework standard failing, our rivers, lakes and coastal waters are in crisis with pollution from farming, sewage, plastics and litter the main cause.
Our Anglers Against Pollution campaign aims to give anglers a voice in ensuring this Government lives up to its rhetoric on improving our environment and meets its own legal responsibilities.
The campaign calls for:
- Better monitoring of our waters
- Proper enforcement of existing laws and regulations
- Stricter punishments against polluters that discourages them from polluting again
- A review of existing laws to help close loopholes