George Monbiot: Anglers are our allies against unsustainable industrial fishing

Guardian: Here are some figures that should be highly disruptive to the way that governments make decisions about how they treat our seas. Total value of landings by commercial fishing fleets in the UK as a whole: £770m. Total spending by sea anglers (recreational rod and line fishers) in England alone: £831m. Yes, surprising as it seems, fishing for a hobby appears to generate more value than fishing commercially. The same report, produced for the Westminster government last year, found that sea......

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