Sea angling is a popular activity in the UK that has social and economic benefits, and catches can be significant. Data on participation, catch and economic value of sea angling are needed by government and stakeholders to support well-informed decisions and sustainable management of fisheries. As part of our statutory monitoring obligations to Europe, the UK must report annual catches of recreational sea fishing. Following from “Sea Angling 2012” survey in England, a revised monitoring programme with new methods was tested in 2015 and expanded in 2016 and 2017 to estimate numbers of UK sea anglers, how often they fish, what they catch and how much they spend on their sport.

File Type: pdf
Categories: Commissioned Report, Evaluation Report
Tags: Angling, CEFAS
Author: Angela Muench, Brigid Bell, Bryony Townhill, Dr. Adam Brown, Dr. Gavin Mellor, Eleanor MacLeod, Elena Couce1, Francesca Hardman, Iain Gibson, James Harrison, Jo Kroese, Kieran Hyder, Kirsty Bradley, Mike Armstrong, Samantha A. Hook, Vanessa Haves, Zachary Radford