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News headlines Jul 17

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28.06.17  Award-winning Durham Hydro being brought into question after video shows salmon trapped in turbine Fish Legal has written to the Environment Agency highlighting local anglers’ concerns about potential over-abstraction and design flaws in a hydro-electric scheme on the River Wear resulting in fish deaths at Framwellgate weir in Durham city centre.

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13.02.17  Northern Ireland Water compensates angling club after devastating pollution Northern Ireland Water has paid £8,500 in compensation to the Ballynure Angling Club as a result of a claim made on the club’s behalf by Fish Legal following a devastating pollution on the Six Mile Water in 2011.

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22.11.16  Fish Legal helps Northern Ireland club find wild trout silver lining following pollution Fish Legal has helped the Inler Angling Club to start the process of restoring a purely wild trout fishery using compensation money obtained following a 2013 pollution.

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09.11.16  Pride of Derby anglers make donation to Fish Legal after court victory The Pride of Derby Angling Association has donated £10,000 to Fish Legal as a gesture of thanks following the legal association’s successful injunction in 2012 to stop a hydropower scheme going ahead on the River Trent at Sawley Weir near Nottingham.

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11.10.16  Angling Trust and Fish Legal help to see off controversial hydro scheme Plans to build a controversial hydro scheme on the iconic Conwy Falls in the Snowdonia National Park have been withdrawn following strong objections submitted by the Angling Trust and Fish Legal, working with local member angling clubs and representatives of the ‘Save the Conwy’ campaign.

Contact: Fish Legal - Eastwood House | 6 Rainbow Street | Leominster | HR6 8DQ | Tel: 01568 620447

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