Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:42

Cormorant Watch

The Angling Trust (AT) has launched a new website, www.cormorantwatch.org for anglers to record any sightings they make of cormorants, goosanders and mergansers throughout the UK.

The new site allows you to record your sighting in less than a minute. The AT has succeeded in persuading the fisheries minister, Richard Benyon, to carry out a review of the cormorant licensing procedure. As part of this review, the AT needs data on the abundance of cormorants to convince the government to take decisive action.

AT chief executive Mark Lloyd commented: “This is a moment when anglers need to stand up and be counted to persuade politicians to simplify licensing procedures and allow greater controls on cormorant numbers. This is a decision that could affect the future of fishing for the next generation.

“Keep your eyes peeled and come back every time you want to report a sighting.”

Make sure you log on to report any sightings of cormorants at: www.cormorantwatch.org

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