Development of regional bait collection management strategies

As noted above, any regulation or restriction of collection activity, whether by commercial or recreational bait diggers, has possible implications for other sources of bait at least 100 miles away. Any regulation of bait collection must therefore be considered not within a single site, but on a regional basis. It is recommended that regional networks of site managers should be established to consult with national and regional angling representative groups and professional collectors on the implications of proposals to regulate this activity.

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