Anglers have a crucial role to play in the future of bluefin tuna

A report has just been published that examines the possible link between a number of naturally occurring climatic phenomenon and the rise, collapse and return of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (subsequently referred to as ‘bluefin’) to the Nordic fishery over the last century. More broadly it argues that these factors are largely responsible for wider substantial … Continue reading Anglers have a crucial role to play in the future of bluefin tuna

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Defra Looking Into ‘Governance Structures’ For Recreational Sea Angling

There was no shadow of doubt about it. I was alarmed when I first heard that Defra had commissioned a piece of research into ‘successful governance structures and legal instruments’ for recreational fishing. It sounded threatening. What were they planning? Why? And what does ‘governance structures’ even mean? The Angling Trust has now been consulted … Continue reading Defra Looking Into ‘Governance Structures’ For Recreational Sea Angling