Myopic, unrepresentative and a missed opportunity: Angling Trust slams 'Renaissance of the East Anglian Fisheries' report

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The Angling Trust has slammed the findings of the report from Renaissance of the East Anglian Fisheries (REAF) amid fears it is setting out to drive a wedge between commercial fishing and recreational sea angling interests in the region.

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Jan 19, 2013
Oh commercial fishermen V recreational sea anglers.
This has been raging for years on the E Anglian coast.
When I was a kid over thirty years ago the Harwich trawlers used to come in close to Felixstowe beaches wiping out lines with their trawls, in return catapults and fireworks were being fired back at them!
In them days the beaches were packed solid with sea anglers - recreation with catches feeding the family or neighbours.

These days if I catch a bass it has to be put back whilst commercial boats land box fulls.
Then there are the fixed nets and pots dotted along the beaches preventing beach anglers anywhere to cast.

Inshore commercial netting should be banned in an effort to protect the nursery areas so stocks can recover.