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Biosecurity for anglers

Biosecurity for anglers - planning for the future is a new report calling on anglers to help Stop the Spread of invasive non-native species (INNS). Written by respected angler and entomologist Stuart Crofts, it presents an informed summary of the problems and a practical guide to INNS control measures that anglers, instructors and fishing associations can take.

The report draws on the author's own experiences to demonstrate how easily species can inadvertently be spread between watercourses. Recent discoveries - such as the widespread populations of Dikerogammarus haemobaphes, the Demon shrimp, in the Severn, Trent and Thames catchments - highlight the need for all water users to take biosecurity seriously.

For more information on INNS and the Stop the Spread campaign visit www.nonnativespecies.org.

Image: Signal Crayfish copyright David M Holdich.