To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what budget and staffing resources have been allocated by her Department and its agencies to Angling Trust Alert (ATA); what meetings officials of her Department and its agencies have had with ATA in the last three years; and what agreements have been reached at each of those meetings.
1 March 2017
The Environment Agency has worked closely with the Angling Trust to develop the Angling Alert system, enabling important messages about illegal fishing and fisheries enforcement to be shared with registered anglers. The system and its costs are organised through the National Angling Strategic Service, which is provided by the Angling Trust for the Environment Agency. All work associated with the Angling Alert system is funded by rod licence income.