Brexit provides an opportunity to revive big-game fishing for endangered tuna in British waters for the first time in decades, according to campaigners. Numbers of bluefin tuna appear to have increased in British waters over the last three years, and campaigners say the time is ripe to begin targeting the massive fish. The Angling Trust and campaign group Bluefin Tuna UK met with two supportive MPs on Wednesday to launch a campaign calling for a “world leading” new catch-and-release fishery. However, environmental groups have warned against the proposal, which they say would cause unnecessary harm to fish that have just recovered from “the brink of collapse” and are still considered endangered. Bluefin tuna were subject to a global stock recovery programme starting in 2007 that saw limits placed on the number that could be caught both in commercial and sports fisheries. Under EU rules, the UK is not allowed to catch any bluefin tuna, with the vast … [Read more...] about Anglers urge government to revive fishing for endangered tuna in UK waters after Brexit
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England By Rob Byrne BBC News Online 22 October 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45799453 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Struggling to haul in a giant fish, Lorenzo Mitchell Henry finally reeled in a record-breaker, which … [Read more...] about Could big-game fishing return to the UK?
As Brendan O’Brien points out, the new format for the quarter-final phase of the All-Ireland SFC is the second biggest revolution in the championship structure in over 125 years.If the action delivers anything like the anticipation, it will be a Super 8s in every sense of the phrase.We asked eight of our staff writers and football analysts eight questions to whet the appetite for the weeks ahead.Tomás QuinnWhich Super 8 game are you most excited about and why?“Kerry and Galway: If Paddy McBrearty was fit, it might have been Dublin-Donegal but the top billing next Sunday is the stand-out tie. Galway will look to keep it tight and will know they need to get a press on Kerry out the pitch to limit the supply of quality ball into their full forward line. The Kerry youngsters will get to sample a different defensive challenge from much of what they have seen to date.”If there’s to be a surprise result, what will it be and why?“After seeing their … [Read more...] about Eight Super heroes battle for control of the football universe
“I was looking up at the sky and saying ‘is there any more I can do with my life?’ The minute I hit the ground I heard a big crack and I knew there was something seriously wrong” YOU could have heard a pin drop during Ian O’Connell’s appearance on the Late, Late Show last Friday night. Back home in Killarney, he had probably dreamed of appearing on the programme one day in the future as a famous sports star in one field or other. Instead the teenager was sat opposite Ryan Tubridy less than a year after being left paralysed from the shoulders down following a fall from his bike last summer. He told the audience how he had hit a log hidden by grass and flipped over the handlebars, landing on his neck before rolling onto his back. In the blink of an eye, his life was changed forever. And that was Ian O’Connell’s message - appreciate everything you have because one day it might not be there. “Life is a roller coaster, you don’t … [Read more...] about ‘The Monday after this game I’ll go into work and, win or lose, there’s always somebody in a worse position than me’: Ryan Wylie on why there’s life away from football
An elusive species of tuna fish are making a comeback on our coastlines - and have been spotted over 500 times in the past five years. The bluefin tuna, which disappeared during the 1990s, can grow up to 10ft long, weigh up to 700kg, and some live for as long as 40 years. In July last year, a group of fishermen were lucky enough to catch the elusive fish, and said that they felt like they had won the World Cup. The massive species of fish have been spotted across the coasts of Devon, Cornwall and Pembrokeshire. The largest ever tuna fish on record, caught in Britain, was in 1933, and weighed a whopping 851lb. Thirty years ago, the fish struggled to survive due to overfishing on herring and mackerel, its main food source - but now it appears to be back. Due to the return of the gigantic species, there could be a resurrection of big game fishing, which could attract wealthy anglers in the off season when bluefin are at their highest numbers. The fish are classed as an endangered … [Read more...] about 10ft long tuna fish are making a comeback off Devon and Cornwall