Value of Sea Angling 2012

The final report of the English project Sea Angling 2012 – a survey of recreational sea angling activity and economic value in England was released on 27 November 2013.


Sea Angling 2012 was an English government-sponsored project to provide data on recreational sea angling that can help improve the scientific understanding of fish stocks off our coast, as well as ensuring that the needs of sea angling can be represented as effectively as possible in future marine policy development.

The data collected will enable national and local policy makers to make informed decisions on fisheries management, and provide the sea angling community with information to help them develop their own views and policies. The project looked at how to provide the most cost-effective information on:

  • the number of people who go sea angling during the year
  • how often they fish from the shore or from boats in different parts of England
  • numbers and sizes of fish caught or released to the sea
  • the social and economic importance of sea angling in England

The project was been carried out by the CEFAS, the Marine Management Organisation and individual Inshore fisheries and conservation authorities, in collaboration with the social research co-operative Substance.

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