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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.

Defra - “Today’s generation of recreational sea anglers are still faced with reduced stocks of fish following many decades of over-fishing during the 20th century. By the late 1990s, almost all the stocks around the UK for which good data are available were being fished unsustainably and were badly depleted.

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 :