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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 22008, tabled on 27 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the outcome of the survey conducted in 2016 by his Department and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science on the effect on the economy of recreational angling.

Answered on

3 March 2020

The Sea Angling Diary survey ( is carried out annually, it is analysed by Cefas (, and combined with information from the National Water Sports Participation Survey. It is used to understand the level of participation, catches and economic impact of sea anglers resident in the UK. The findings for 2016 and 2017 have just been finalised and will be published in Spring this year.