Working with partners to reform inshore bylaws, save our wrasse and protect our bass.
The Fisheries Bill
We have an unprecedented opportunity to change how our fisheries are managed in the UK through the Fisheries Bill and to get recreational angling recognised as a legitimate stakeholder within the management of our inshore fisheries. The Angling Trust are lobbying government in Westminster to ensure you and your angling get the representation you deserve.
Reforming Inshore Netting
Together with the Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM), the Angling Trust are calling for reform of the rules governing the use of nets around the inshore waters of England.
Saving Our Bass & Wrasse
Wrasse are used as a cleaner fish to remove parasitic sea live from farmed salmon as an alternative to pesticides and our bass have experienced plummeting population numbers thanks to weak protections. The Angling Trust and its collaborators have been campaigning since 2009 for a better outcome for both of these marine fish.
Marine Protected Areas
For our sport to thrive we need plentiful fish stocks, and for plentiful fish stocks we need marine protected areas to allow species to recover from decades of unsustainable commercial fishing and habitat destruction. The Angling Trust is campaigning for fair restrictions to recreational angling to allow for anglers to continue to fish within these marine protected areas whilst maximising the beneficial impact it has on our fish stocks.
10 June 2020
Anglers Face ‘Lock Out’ From New…
Recreational sea anglers in England face the prospect of being locked out of some of their favourite…Read more