Author Topic: The paddlers have it  (Read 3432 times)

Offline Tripod

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Re: The paddlers have it
« Reply #50 on: December 13, 2018, 10:06:51 am »
Thanks for pointing that out Mikem - it is very much a step in the right direction. With regard to cleaning/disinfecting kit it is worth remembering that the population of White Clawed Crayfish in the River Manifold was wiped out by Crayfish Plague, without Signal Crayfish, which carry this disease, being present. It is believed that transmission was by way of angler's wet kit or swimmers/paddlers (the ones on foot, not in boats!) clothing.
By chance, yesterday, I was reading an article published last year regarding the situation in Scotland. This article was mainly concerned with wild camping and the mess, including abandoned cheap tents, left for others to clear up. There was also mention of provision - huts and seats, paid for and put in place for one group being used as if they were public property. A quote appeared in the article, which also appears in the Scottish legislation, "respect for the interests of other people". That really has to be the "bottom line" and there will be lot of work ahead to achieve this.