News Item: Findings published of Sea Angling 2012

 government-sponsored project to provide data on recreational sea angling activity and economic value in England and Wales has been published. The findings 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 in future marine policy development.

Some of the key findings show there are 886,000 recreational sea anglers in England, contributing to a total economic contribution of £2.1bn per annum and indirectly supporting over 23,600 – often in coastal communities and areas of high deprivation.

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