Salmon Ruling Meeting Sought
Byline: Dave Black
THE GOVERNMENT is being urged to justify an "irrational" decision to end the region's traditional salmon drift net fishery by 2022.
Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith is seeking an urgent meeting with Fisheries Minister, Richard Benyon, following last week's announcement by the Environment Agency of a new order confirming the phasing out of the fishery over the next decade.
In 1992 the Government began the process of closing the salmon and sea trout drift net fishery along the Northumberland coastline. The new North East Net Limitation Order will see the closure happen by 2022, and also involves phasing out the traditional T and J fixed net beach …
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Publication information: Article title: Salmon Ruling Meeting Sought. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Journal (Newcastle, England). Publication date: December 20, 2012. Page number: 16. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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