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Last week, Jan wrote to EU Environment Minister Stavros Dimas, again urging for EU action. In 2002, a colony of Snakehead fish caused chaos in Maryland, USA. Officials were forced to use poison to eradicate the fish because scientists feared that the snakeheads, which can wriggle short distances on land, could spread and devastate the Maryland ecosystem. Snakeheads can reach 3 feet in length and devour smaller fish, frogs, birds and even small mammals. Snakeheads are illegal in the UK, but angler Andy Alder claimed he caught one while using a sprat as bait for pike on the River Witham near North Hykeham, Lincolnshire. Experts who studied photos of Andy’s catch confirmed it was the predator which is on a list of species that cannot be imported into the UK. It is feared the fish had been smuggled in for an aquarium and then illegally released - although some experts believe the story may now have been a hoax. Dateline: Toronto WFN (World Fishing Network) will be releasing for television consumption many finely produced GREEN segments from producers all around the world. Producers have been asked to submit thier messages to the WFN Network by April 1. It effort is sure to be interesting and informative for the outdoorsman wanting to learn more about thier environment. Their messages will transend the written word with visuals only the outdoor producers can capture. Keep you eyes open and your ears tuned to the WFN Network in Toronto Canada. Many United States producers, produce programs for the WFN Network consuption. For more info contact Corey Russell, Dateline: Alexandria VA International Sportsmen’s Expositions to Promote Anglers’ Legacy Program at Phoenix & Salt Lake City Events ALEXANDRIA, VA (March 6, 2008) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced a new partnership with International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE) to promote the Anglers’ Legacy program. ISE, which has more than 30 years experience producing America’s premier fishing shows, will encourage boaters and anglers at their Phoenix Expo (March 7-9) and Salt Lake City Expo (March 13-16) to “Take the Pledge” and introduce at least one newcomer to the sport of fishing. ISE staff will also promote the program on their Web site and run video public service announcements (PSAs) during the events, strengthening their commitment to the Anglers’ Legacy message and protecting the legacy of the sport. “Through hands-on activities, giant Youth Outdoor Fairs, and industry personalities, ISE encourages people to become more active and learn how to get the most of their outdoor adventure,” said ISE Director of Communications John Kirk. “We want Anglers’ Legacy to be part of that message. We want to remind anglers that they can help grow the sport for future generations by introducing a friend or family member to fishing this year.” “We’re delighted that ISE will carry our Anglers’ Legacy message this month and help us reach avid boaters and anglers who will share their love of the sport,” said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. “With more than 27,000 Ambassadors signed on nationwide, the Anglers’ Legacy program may have already generated $3.3 million in fishing tackle and equipment sales, and $4.5 million in boating supplies and accessories. We look forward to expanding our Anglers’ Legacy message during these events.”

X-Tractor Anglers’ Legacy has collected more than 27,000 pledges since its inception in May 2006. The program asks avid anglers to share their passion for fishing and to visit, where they’re asked to “Take the Pledge” – promising to take one new person fishing each year. International Sportsmen’s Expositions joins a growing group of partners who support the Anglers’ Legacy movement. To see a full list, visit the “Program Partners” section on About ISE For 31 years, the International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE) events have presented America’s premier adventure-travel, fishing, shooting-sports, boat and camping products and services to outdoor enthusiasts at events held during the first quarter throughout the largest western and Rocky Mountain markets. Each of the five ISE events in 2008 feature 400 to nearly 600 leading resorts and lodges, outdoor product manufacturers, boat dealers, regional and specialty retailers, guides and outfitters, national and local conservation organizations, state and federal government agencies and nonprofit groups. About RBFF RBFF is a nonprofit organization established in 1998 to increase participation in recreational angling and boating. RBFF helps people discover, share and protect the legacy of boating and fishing through national outreach programs including the Take Me Fishing campaign and Anglers’ Legacy. If you would like your releases posted in Simply Fishing Magazine .com. Submitt them to and . Catch Simply Fishing Onmyoutdoortv. com Streaming 24/7