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Survey for sea-anglers


Calling all sea-anglers! Have you ever thought about how renewable energy from the marine environment is affecting your angling?

PML is running a survey to find out sea anglers opinions and experiences of offshore renewable energy generation in the UK.

We are particularly interested in how sea anglers interact with offshore wind farms; whether you are a regular sea angler or dabbler, a member of a club or not, we would like to hear your opinions. Although you don’t need to have any experience of fishing around offshore wind farms to complete the questionnaire; we’d still love to hear your thoughts.

Results so far suggest that sea anglers have mixed opinions on whether offshore wind farms have a positive or negative effect on their sport and most are not strongly opposed to offshore wind farm developments. Results also indicate that the species most frequently caught around these installations include bass, cod, dogfish, flatfish and rays.

But what are your thoughts? Do you share these views?

The survey will take between 10 and 20 minutes and by completing it, you will be entered into a Prize Draw for your chance to win £250 of Amazon vouchers.

Click here to start the survey.

If you have any questions about this survey then please contact Dr Caroline Hattam (

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