New CEFAS report into sea anglers attitudes released

Tim Macpherson comments on the latest research released by CEFAS into sea anglers. New research, carried out by CEFAS (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science) and research specialists Substance, in to the attitudes of recreational sea anglers reveals that anglers want greater consideration of their needs and better regulation of commercial fishing practices. Well READ MORE

Highly Protected Marine Areas – are they a threat to angling?

Tim Macpherson gives his view on the Benyon Review of HPMA’s The government recently released The Benyon Review into Highly Protected Marine Areas. It was the result of a nearly year-long informal consultation process involving all manner of marine stakeholders, including anglers – its objective was to answer the following questions: What are Highly Protected READ MORE

When Will We Fish Again

It’s been many weeks since the lockdown was applied and like most other sports angling has been stopped. It is immensely frustrating for all of us, particularly for boat anglers. Typically, the weather has been near perfect for 6 weeks but we’ve not been able to get out and fish for plaice, bream and other READ MORE

Why anglers should engage with the 2020 Sea Angling Diary project.

Over the last six months or so DEFRA have been engaging recreational sea angling groups, including the Angling Trust, B.A.S.S, the Mullet Club the Angling Trades Association and others, in a consultation process designed to share and develop Defra’s current approach to recreational sea fishing policy development, develop thinking on current data collection processes to READ MORE