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Fishing Catches

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 7th January 2020.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Fisheries, Flooding and Water)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to introduce (a) catch recording and (b) reporting requirements on charter angling boats.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

In the 2018 white paper “Sustainable fisheries for future generations” the Government committed to explore how we can further integrate recreational angling within the new fisheries framework, recognising the societal benefits of this activity and impacts on some stocks. This work is being progressed and includes engagement with the recreational angling sector.

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