By handling fish carefully and releasing them quickly you can help ensure fish for the future.
Recreational sea angling is a selective, environmentally friendly and low-impact fishing activity, and is the primary coastal recreation activity in Scotland and is of great social and economic importance.
Scotland's seas offer many species that are not readily available elsewhere in the British Isles. However, the depletion of stocks through many years of inefficient and ineffective fisheries management by the EU and Scottish governments has reduced our fisheries to a shadow of their former selves and compromised the very assets which attract sea anglers to Scotland.
SSACN are campaigning for governments to take a 'Best Value' approach to stock management; that is one which recognises there is far greater potential for social and economic value if the goal of fisheries management objectives for certain species were aimed at supporting the development of the recreational sea angling sector - Many fish are worth more left ALIVE in the sea than DEAD on the fishmongers slab.
SSACN undertake desk and practical research into issues affecting the marine environment and sea angling to raise awareness and provide guidance to anglers through educational programmes.