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Consultation announced on national parks

Posted 10 November 2010
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Consultation announced on national parks
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Those who like to get their fishing tackle out and head to one of England's national parks may wish to contribute to a new consultation on how they are run.

Between now and February 1st 2011, the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is offering members of the public a chance to have their say on issues such as the best ways of caring for the environment.

It will also ask whether individual national parks should have their own ways of approaching particular issues.

For those who like fishing, this may include matters concerning access to fisheries in parks with many bodies of water, such as the Lake District.

Chairman of the English National Park Authorities Association John Riddle remarked: "We welcome this consultation and are keen to hear everyone's ideas for how we can further enhance our accountability to all those who value and benefit from National Parks."

There are presently nine official national parks in Britain, plus the Broads Authority area, which has the equivalent status of a national park as well as additional responsibility for navigation.
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