Research and analysis

Defining angler opportunity

Increases our understanding of how the Environment Agency can encourage angling participation and enhanch both peoples’ quality of life and the natural environment.


Defining Angler Opportunity

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The overall objective of this project was to increase understanding of how the Agency can encourage angling participation and thus meet it’s objectives in enhancing both peoples’ quality of life and the natural environment. As an initial step in answering this question, the project pilots a method for relating angling opportunity to participation in South East Wales.

The practical objective of the project was to develop a tool that would enable fisheries managers to take into account the potential social and economic benefits from river regeneration where it results in increased fishing opportunities. For example, where decisions have to be made between competing potential sites for river regeneration, the project pilots a methodology that will help fisheries managers to identify the locations where creating a fishery will result in the greatest socio-economic benefits.

Published 1 May 2004