Scottish anglers wanted for Sea Angling Diary
A new call is being made for sea anglers to contribute to a project that will help the management of marine fisheries.
The Sea Angling Diary Project which is funded by the Scottish Government, UK Government and devolved governments of Wales and Northern Ireland, is encouraging 2,000 sea anglers to sign up to a free mobile app to record their fishing activity and catches.
Data collected on activity, catches and spending helps inform decision making on the sustainable management of marine stocks and the development of sea angling.
The project provides significant benefits to those that take part. Sea anglers get a free Sea Angling Diary Mobile App and online tool that allows easy recording of fishing trips, locations, methods and catches. They also get a catch recording kit including a fish ID booklet, tape measure and waterproof notebook to help accurate recording of catches.
Available on both Android and iOS devices the free app is available to everyone that takes part in the project and allows them to record catches on the go, identify target species, upload photos and see summaries of what they have done in the year.
The Sea Angling Diary Project is run by research company and angling experts Substance with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas). It is supported by the Irish Federation of Sea Anglers, Welsh Federation of Sea Anglers, Scottish Federation of Sea Anglers and the Angling Trades Association.
Anglers can find out more and sign up at the Sea Angling Diary Project website.
They can download the app by searching for “Sea Angling Diary” in the app store, or from these links:
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