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Letters to Ministers

CFF have recently written to Hannah Blythyn AM and the Carmarthenshire MP’s Jonathan Edwards, Nia Griffith and Simon Hart.
 
Hannah Blythyn AM has recently issued a statement regarding the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources Consultation – Access Proposals, and we noted particularly “Access Proposal 11”  affecting natural bodies of water.
Our letter to her highlights what we as anglers experience regularly on our waterways.
 
 
 
Both Jonathan Edwards MP and Nia Griffith MP have signed the Greenpeace Plastic Free Rivers Pledge. Simon Hart has not, and we have encouraged him to do so. 
Our letter to them shows a small sample of the plastics we have found on the tributaries we have worked on and photos you have taken of plastics on your waters.

https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/s/plastic-rivers 

We are determined to increase our level of interaction with Welsh Government and will keep you posted of actions taken.

CFF to J.Edwards

JEdwards reply
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Adopt a Tributary Project

Hopefully you will be aware of the Adopt A Tributary scheme we are working on with West Wales Rivers Trust . The CFF team have visited a number of Clubs to make presentations and a slide show was given at the last CFF meeting in April.

We have been supported in this work by Dwr Cymru and NRW, who are funding the Trust to develop the programme. The CFF team went on a riverbank walk with Hilary Foster, NRW’s Biodiversity Officer and were given instruction in bank side and in-river habitat appraisal and guidance on how to work on blockages whilst minimising risk to wildlife.

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NRW Drought Media Brief

DROUGHT MEDIA BRIEF 

Fisheries

MB MG                                                                    Date / Dyddiad: July 2018

How does drought affect fish? 

Extended periods of dry weather can have a severe impact on the health and wellbeing of fish stocks, leading to low water levels in rivers and some lakes and ponds resulting in less water for fish to live in, which in turn causes overcrowding and vulnerability to disease and predators. 

Hot, bright weather also increases the risk of algal blooms, which can lead to less oxygen in the water, which in turn causes fish to die. 

It is hard to predict the long-term implications of drought on fish, but the overall affect can be significant. Fish numbers fluctuate naturally with varying environmental conditions, however fish populations are robust and have survived severe droughts in the past but may take a long time to recover fully.

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CFF Meeting 2nd August 2018

Please be advised the next Carmarthenshire Fishermans Federation meeting will be held on the 2’nd August 2018, commencing at 7.00pm at Carmarthen Town AFC, Priory Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1LR.

The agenda for the upcoming meeting, along with the minutes of the last meeting are attached.  Should you have any questions, please let me know at your earliest convenience.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Kind regards

Stephen Jones

Secretary CFF

 

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