The value of Sea Angling in Scotland

| June 6, 2008

If you sea fish in Scotland, or have done so in the last three years this concerns you !

A team of economists from Glasgow Caledonian University are working to produce an economic assessment of recreational sea angling in Scotland.

Although the Scottish Government and the Marine Directorate ‘go the extra mile’ to support commercial fishing activities they have always been reluctant to make any significant moves to support recreational sea angling on the grounds that there is little data regarding how much it is worth !!.

When completed, this study will help to ensure that policy makers understand Scottish sea angling’s true significance and how best to realise its future potential.

In order to maximise the impact of this work it is essential that as many sea anglers as possible complete the on-line questionnaire at www.gcal.ac.uk/econsurv/seaangler3.htm

Please take the time to fill in the questionnaire, pass on the message to your friends and encourage as many others as possible to provide their input.

You don’t have to be Scottish, just to have fished here within the last three years.

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