Characteristics and management issues
Regular participants tend to be male orientated
and of an older age range.
Although the activity itself is usually solitary,
there is a strong fraternal element amongst participants.
They are unlikely to be associated with local
clubs and/or the national representative organisation of the
Environmental awareness raising programmes
run in conjunction with local fishing equipment suppliers are
likely to be the most effective method of targeting participants
as these organisations have direct contact with the end users
and are often considered a credible source of information.
Voluntary zoning can be effective but needs
to be developed in conjunction with local industry or clubs
to ensure success.
If byelaws are necessary the involvement of
local clubs and industry is essential to ensure the transfer
of information to the end user and to aid with enforcement of
Tourist information centres, coastal tourist
attractions and areas where this activity is commonly undertaken
provide other means of targeting environmental information at
Sea anglers either own, charter or hire craft
for the activity.
Voluntary codes of practice and education programmes
run in conjunction with boat operators, hire companies and equipment
suppliers can effectively target participants.
Official tuition is not required, although
many participants seek assistance at first. This assistance
is likely to be very informal and may only consist of talking
with other more experienced anglers.
Main targeted publications for this activity
are Sea Angler, Improve Your Sea Fishing and Improve Your Sea
Angling with circulations of 49,250, 31,700 and 22,500 respectively.
Education programmes run in conjunction with
user magazines can raise awareness of marine environmental issues
and management schemes.