Any of us who fish regularly will have more than likely encountered litter in the form of plastic in the areas we like to fish. Apart from being unsightly, plastics can also harm our environment in various ways, for instance, when microplastics are consumed by aquatic animals.

Stephen Kneel from the Centre for Freshwater and Environmental Science in Dundalk Institute of Technology is currently carrying out research into plastic pollution in our waterways. He is looking for input from all stakeholders involved with fishing, including recreational angling, commercial fishing and aquaculture. So, if you have 10 minutes to spare and would like to contribute to research into plastic pollution, there is a short online questionnaire at the link below: