Future of Sea Angling


Are you interested in the state of our fish stocks and how sea angling is represented in marine policy?

Sea Angling 2012 – a scientific study of sea angling activities in England – needs your help. 

You can help Cefas (Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science) understand the state of our fish stocks by telling us how good or poor your catches are, and what size of fish you catch or release. Cefas are also interested in how much you spend on sea angling and other benefits you gain, as this will demonstrate the importance of sea angling to the UK economy. 

Cefas would like you to provide information about your fishing trips.

You can easily do this by completing questionnaires on the Marine Management Organisation website:

Sea Angling Study Survey (external website)

or in person if approached by surveyors working along the English coast. This will also give you the chance to win fishing tackle in Cefas prize draws. 

Your input will ensure the needs of sea anglers are represented as effectively as possible in future marine policy developments. 

Please help us to promote a positive future for sea angling.