Research and analysis

Evaluation of the close season in canals

The objectives of the study were to identify whether or not angling during the close season in canals was detrimental to fish populations.


Evaluation of the Close Season in Canals

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Consultation of expert opinion, using the Delphi Technique, confirmed the overall view from the data analysis that angling during the close season was not detrimental to fish populations. Following a series of interviews with angling organisations and the tackle industry the consensus was that removal of the close season would be beneficial in Socio-Economic terms.

Published 1 January 1997