Sea angling is of huge economic and social importance in the UK, and information is required to help sea angling bodies and government to make better informed decisions on policies for promoting the long-term conservation of our valuable fish stocks.
In 2017 the UK is conducting surveys to find out more about the importance of sea angling, including:
- What is being caught?
- How much is being spent on the sport?
We need the assistance of a large sample of people who fish for recreation in the sea around the UK, and who would be willing to keep a diary recording their fishing trips, catches and expenditure on sea angling in 2017.