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Around 80 rare white clawed crayfish have been released into the wild in North Somerset as part of a conservation programme.

Currently they are under threat from North American signal crayfish which were introduced to the UK in the 1970s for the fishing and restaurant industry.

Due to competition from the signal crayfish the white clawed crayfish numbers have decreased dramatically and they are now classified as a globally endangered species.

The crayfish being released have been reared at Bristol zoo for a year to ensure they have a good chance of survival when introduced in to their new home.

The project to release the crayfish is a collaboration between Bristol Zoo Gardens, Avon Wildlife Trust, Bristol Science and Conservation Foundation, Bristol Water, the Environment Agency and Buglife, The Invertebrate Conservation Trust.

You may not catch any crayfish on a Canal Boat Holiday but you are still able to fish for a variety of other species.

What better way to spend the day than stepping off your Canal Boat straight onto the canal bank to fish.

You will need a rod licence and these can be purchased from any local Post Office or from the Environment Agency.

Look out for the signs as sometimes fishing is prohibited as the rights are owner by local fishing clubs.

The close season on British rivers is between 15th March and 15th June but you can fish on canals at any time.

Remember you have to release any fish you catch back into the water.

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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
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