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New BASC chairman Martyn Howat elected

Martyn Howat has been elected as the new chairman of BASC’s governing council.

Martyn, 59, has been a keen game shooter and wildfowler for more than forty years. He is also an enthusiastic salmon fisherman and manages a salmon fishing syndicate.

He had a career in environment management spanning 38 years and his last job was as Director of Uplands for Natural England. He has been advocating the benefits of game management for the landscape and wildlife of our environment throughout his career with both Natural England and its predecessors. He has worked closely with Government and with a wide range of organisations concerned with shooting and environmental matters.

Martyn said: “I am delighted and proud to be appointed to serve as chairman of BASC council. I hope my first-hand knowledge of the benefits which shooting brings to the countryside and society will help BASC in the tremendous work it undertakes to ensure the high standards of our sport. I will do my utmost to promote what we do and do so well.”


Notes to editors - a photograph of Martyn is available to download from http://basc.thirdlight.com/libraryhome.tlx
The username is press3 and the password is media

To arrange an interview with Martyn please call the BASC press office on 01244 573052. 

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