A 2’30” package about the conflict between otters and anglers, and the European law that protects them!
CUE: Some anglers are angry that more otters are appearing in British waters.
The marine animals were nearly wiped out from their range across Europe fifty years ago. As a result of this an EU directive was brought in to protect them.
The European Otter was listed as a Near Threatened species back in 2001 by the IUCN Red List, and their re-emergence in the wild is celebrated by conservationists.
Emma Fry went to the Institute of Fisheries Management conference in Somerset to find out more.
TOTAL DUR: 2’28”