Biggest ever sea angling survey to be launched

Sea anglers in England are to be asked what fish they catch in the biggest ever survey of the sport.

The government-driven study, entitled Sea Angling 2012, will also seek to find out how many people enjoy the sport regularly and how important recreational sea fishing is to the UK economy.

UK Fisheries Minister, Richard Benyon, said:“I want sea angling to have a bright future, but to achieve this we must understand what sea anglers are catching, what is being returned alive, and the economic and social benefits the sport provides.”

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