Fears that carp are in decline

SUFFOLK anglers are expressing concern that rivers in the county could be left short of carp due to over-fishing.In recent weeks claims have been made that migrant workers from southern and eastern Europe have been catching carp from rivers to eat.

SUFFOLK anglers are expressing concern that rivers in the county could be left short of carp due to over-fishing.

In recent weeks claims have been made that migrant workers from southern and eastern Europe have been catching carp from rivers to eat.

Carp is considered a delicacy in much of Europe where it is caught directly from local rivers.

Suffolk anglers fear the fish is being taken from the region's waters illegally and are calling for action to save carp.

However the Environment Agency has said it is not aware of any problem with people from southern or eastern Europe fishing in the region's rivers.

For full story see tonight's Evening Star.

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