Over the past 25 years the quality of the near-shore marine environment; the stocks of species of interest to sea anglers, and the sea angling experience itself has deteriorated drastically and a lot of work will be required to regenerate these to anything like the levels which were enjoyed in the past.
At SSACN we realize this cannot be achieved solely through our own energies and advocacy so we work in partnership with a variety of other bodies on a variety of projects.
The following are pointers to some of the more significant projects :
- Marine Strategy Forum – aims to ensure alignment and agreement of priorities and activities for integrated marine and coastal stewardship
- Scottish MPA Project – aim is to carry out research and provide advice to the Scottish Government on the selection of MPAs.
- Economic Impact of Recreational Sea Angling in Scotland
- RSA Strategy Group – the follow up to the economic study in order to identify the best way forward for the sport and how best to realise RSA’s economic potential.
- Scottish Shark Tagging Programme (SSTP)
- Scottish Industry Science Partnership (SISP) – Development and evaluation of methods for surveying fish populations in near-shore waters