New study on economic impact of sea anglers
England’s sea anglers help boost the economy by spending more than £800 million on the sport, a new study has revealed.
“Sea Angling 2012”, the largest survey of the sport in England so far, estimates there are more than 884,000 sea anglers in the country, supporting more than 10,000 full-time jobs.
Fishing Minister, George Eustice, says: “This data will help make decisions on how to ensure all forms of sea fishing is sustainable and will help other organisations such as sea angling bodies, to develop their own policies.”
Apparently, a wide variety of fish were caught, the most common being mackerel and whiting. Large numbers of bass and cod were also caught.
The full report is available at www.gov.uk