IN 2007 a review of inshore fisheries in Northern Ireland highlighted the fact that “the social and economic contribution of sea angling to Northern Ireland is not known and as a result, there is a lack of government support and investment in this sector. There is also a scarcity of data on sea angling in Northern Ireland”.

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) is currently carrying out a survey on sea angling around our coasts, as part of the Northern Ireland Inshore Fisheries project which is funded by the European Fisheries Fund, administered through the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD)….

Farming Life. 05/11/2012. Read the article. ‘AFBI launches sea angling survey’