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Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland campaign leads to salmon farming inquiry

| Consultation and Lobbying, Fishing, Latest News, Press Release

Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland have reported news that will be of interest to supporters: A formal Petition, lodged in the Scottish Parliament in February 2016 by Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland, seeking protection for wild salmonids from sea lice from Scottish salmon farms, has resulted in MSPs launching an Inquiry into the salmon farming industry…

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CA at River Itchen day with politicians and Angling Trust to highlight chalkstream plight

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Consultation and Lobbying, Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance’s Sue Shaw and Charles Jardine attended a chalk stream discovery day on Friday June 16th at the invitation of the Angling Trust and WWF. The day saw MPs including Sports Minister Tracey Crouch MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Defra, Dr Therese Coffey MP, former Environment Minister Richard Benyon MP and Parliamentary Angling Group…

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The Countryside Alliance at 20 – join the celebration

| Communities and Business, Countryside Alliance Wales, Fishing, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance is marking its 20th anniversary by asking supporters for their photographs and anecdotes from the ground breaking Hyde Park Rally. On 10th July 1997 120,000 people attended a rally in Hyde Park which was organised in response to the new Labour government’s commitment to banning hunting. The Countryside Alliance as an organisation…

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Countryside Alliance backs salmon campaign

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The Countryside Alliance brings to your attention a campaign from Salmon & Trout Conservation UK (S&TC UK). The group is inviting consumers to help identify those supermarkets that are stocking salmon from farms which are failing to control deadly sea lice parasites. The S&TC reports: “The inexorable growth of the salmon farming industry in recent…

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London Marathon team has raised more than £11,000 and still counting for TCAF initiatives

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Falconry for Schools, Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Fundraising, Latest News, Press Release

A massive thank you is due to the six runners who took part in yesterday’s Virgin Money London Marathon (23 April) in aid of The Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF). Between them, they have so far raised more than £11,000 for the TCAF initiatives Fishing 4 Schools, Falconry for Schools and Casting for Recovery. This will…

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Jo Churchill MP on CfR’s importance alongside medical treatment for cancer

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Fishing, Foundation

Thanks to Jo Churchill MP for mentioning the powerful effect of CfR in the Bury Free Press in a column on the UK Cancer Strategy. Ms Churchill writes: “the Countryside Alliance Foundation take women suffering from cancer fly-fishing, helping them, albeit briefly, to take a welcome break from treatment and experience something new and peaceful….

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Ladies with breast cancer are invited on a fly fishing therapy course

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Fishing, Foundation, Latest News

Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland is a fly fishing therapy programme which is provided free for ladies who have (or have had) breast cancer. We operate free weekend residential retreats across the UK. Run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation, each retreat is staffed by professional volunteers – medics, counsellors and fly fishing instructors make…

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