Support continues to grow for the Fish Welfare Fund following the initial £20,000 contribution by Danny Fairbrass of Korda as announced at the Sandown Carp Show in December. The Tackle Box in Kent has committed to donate £100 per month - a £1200 annual contribution, which has delighted Fund Trustees from both the English
Carp Heritage Organisation (ECHO) and The Specialist Anglersı Alliance (SAA), who launched the initiative.
Gary Peet of The Tackle Box said, " I am delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile cause to help fund and fight for the future of angling in the corridors of power."
FWF chairman of Trustees, Ruth Lockwood, who runs Yateley Angling and is chairman of ECHO, said: "We are equally delighted with The Tackle Box donation.
A monthly donation is a great way to support the current and future interests of angling. If 50 more tackle traders invest just £100 a month, the fund would swell by £60,000 and provide a huge boost to our efforts in monitoring and responding to proposed legislation by both EU and the British
Governments, showing Government departments that the trade is with us, encouraging youngsters to participate, working within and without angling to promote the sport and encouraging anglers and fishery managers to take a
responsible attitude to our fisheries."
At the moment the FWF is busy responding to Defra on its plans to make koi herpes virus, KHV, notifiable and suggesting methods by which the disease might be controlled in the future, speaking at conferences on KHV and fish health and
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