A fish­ing legacy

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THE name Anne Voss-bark is syn­ony­mous with West Coun­try rivers and pre­serv­ing their health; the ded­i­cated fish­er­woman (left) and leg­endary host­ess of the Arun­dell Arms on the edge of Dart­moor was pres­i­dent of Sal­mon & Trout Con­ser­va­tion UK, which has set up an award in her mem­ory for students of aquatic science. This year’s chal­lenge is a 2,500-word dis­cus­sion piece on ‘Hatcheries: good or bad for wild fish­eries?’.

The suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cant will spend a week at the Arun­dell Arms and a week with the West Coun­try Rivers Trust learn­ing about fish­ery man­age­ment and wa­ter science, start­ing on Septem­ber 25.

Last year’s winner, Vicky Fowler, a grad­u­ate in bi­o­log­i­cal science from Ex­eter Univer­sity, is work­ing to­wards a PHD and study­ing with the Bri­tish Antarc­tic sur­vey team. Ap­ply to the S&TC UK’S Jan­ina Gray (jan­ina@sal­mon-trout.org); en­tries close on May 31. KG

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