World Catfish Classic afgelast

vrijdag 15 maart 2013
Ross Honey heeft besloten voor dit jaar de World Catfish Classic af te gelasten. Ondanks de beloften van de Spaanse gezagsdragers blijven de oevers van de Ebro een plaats waar enorme hoeveelheden vuilnis gedumpt worden en ook aan het doden van karpers..

en ook aan het doden van karpers en meervallen is nog steeds geen einde gekomen. Het is zonde maar hier wil de organisatie niet mee in verband gebracht worden. Enkele citaten:

“It is with deep regret that I have been forced to make this decision,” Honey told Angling International. “Unfortunately, after two years of negotiations at local, regional and national level to try to secure the future of the upper Ebro as a world class fishery, the assurances I was given did not come to fruition.

“I and my team did all we could to cleanse the banks to be used in the competition, and cleared 50 tonnes of rubbish in just a few days each year but, sadly, it wasn’t nearly enough. All the effort was wasted. Nothing has changed, and the banks were spoiled again because of poor legislation and controls.

“Similarly, the assurances I was given that the slaughter of catfish and carp would cease were no more than hollow words. Evidence of this was submitted to me just days after the launch of the 2013 event. Upon seeing the photographic proof of severely littered areas, most containing grizzly images of dead carp and catfish, I had no choice but to cancel the event.

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