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Assembly Member Angela Burns AM challenges Plaid Cymru AM Bethan Sayed over NRW shooting review and gets support from the First Minster

| Countryside Alliance Wales

In First Ministers questions on Tuesday the 12th of June, the League Against Cruel Sports proposed Bethan Sayed AM to accuse the Natural Resources Wales review team of bias and impartiality issues relating to the recent firearms review. In rebuttal and following discussions with Rachel Evans of the Countryside Alliance, Angela Burns AM raised the…

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Rachel Evans talks shooting, angling, wildlife management, access to the countryside, curlew conservation and more with Welsh Government Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn AM

| Countryside Alliance Wales

Rachel Evans Director for Wales has met with Hannah Blythyn, Minister for Environment to highlight the various campaigns and rural issues the Countryside Alliance leads on in Wales. The Alliance has a long-standing record of promoting your interests to both the National Assembly for Wales and the Welsh Government and is at the forefront of…

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Pacific Pink Salmon

| Campaigns, Fishing, Latest News

In July 2017, Fisheries Management Scotland issued an advice note to alert District Salmon Fishery Boards (DSFBs), Fishery Trusts, anglers and others on what to do if they encounter pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) in Scottish waters. Fisheries Management Scotland (FMS) is taking the lead, in close collaboration with Marine Scotland, on coordinating the collection of…

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Fishing for Schools: Some of our most challenging work is with children in Pupil Referral Units

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Latest News, Our Blog, Outdoor Education, Press Release, Uncategorised

Some of the potentially most challenging youngsters Fishing for Schools (F4S) instructors work with are those from Pupil Referral Units (PRUs). The Department for Education describes PRUs as places where “children who aren’t able to attend school and may not otherwise receive suitable education” go to school. This is often because they have been permanently…

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World Fishing Day is coming up – will you be taking part?

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Latest News, Our Blog, Outdoor Education, Press Release, Uncategorised

World Fishing Day takes place on Saturday 23 June and Fishing for Schools (F4S) and Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland (CfR) shall be taking part. Will you? World Fishing Day aims to bring anglers from across the world together, showcase fishing to new people and show the wonderful benefits of our sport. World Fishing Day…

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Take part in Somerset’s Ye Olde Bait Challenge and raise money for Fishing for Schools

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Fundraising, Latest News, Our Blog, Outdoor Education, Press Release

It’s time to get your entries in for Ye Olde Bait Challenge, a charity fishing match in aid of Fishing for Schools on Saturday (17 June) at Durleigh Reservoir, Somerset. This is one occasion where grey hairs may be an advantage as, although all fishing methods are welcomed, no modern baits will be allowed in…

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Were you sabbed by the police?

| Latest News, Our Blog

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes:  As many of you will be aware there is something of a row over the campaign run by high street store LUSH to raise awareness of the public inquiry into the deployment of undercover police in activist organisations. LUSH is a prominent supporter of many activist organisations, including…

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Shooting main target for petitioning the National Assembly for Wales by Animal Rights groups

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance met the Chair of the Petitions Committee, David Rowlands AM, over concerns about the authenticity and transparency of petitions presented to the Assembly. In recent weeks two anti-shooting petitions have been presented to the National Assembly for Wales, one calling for the ban on the use of Larsen traps, the other opposing…

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Events and Shows this summer

| Latest News, Our Blog

The Countryside Alliance team will be attending a number of events and shows throughout the summer and we’d love to see you there. Take a look at the listing below and be sure to book the show dates in your diary. Events and Shows 2-6 May – Badminton Horse Trials 4 June – Raby Castle…

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