DOI: 10.14466/CefasDataHub.27

Sea Angling 2012 - Shore and private boat survey


Data from online survey done within Sea Angling 2012 project

The Sea Angling 2012 project includes a number of different surveys running in parallel to provide a detailed overview of all forms of sea angling throughout England during 2012. The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), in collaboration with individual inshore fisheries and conservation authorities (IFCAs), carried out surveys of anglers fishing from the shore and from private or rental boats throughout 2012. Anglers were interviewed during or after fishing to record their catch rates (kept and released) and the sizes of fish caught. The areas of coastline covered by the survey were divided up according to local knowledge of the typical amount of angling. The more popular stretches were covered more frequently than areas with less angling activity, to obtain the most accurate results. Surveys covered all days of the week and different times of day. The survey will also determine what proportion of the anglers are non-residents or under 16 years old and not covered by the ONS survey.


Armstrong, Mike / Brown, Adam / Hargreaves, Jodie / Hyder, Kieran / Pilgrim-Morrison, Sarah / Munday, Max / Proctor, Stephen / Roberts, Annette / Willamson, Kevin


Fish, Coastal Environment

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Armstrong et al. (2016). Sea Angling 2012 - Shore and private boat survey. Cefas, UK. V1. doi: