The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales has recently embarked on a new project relating to the fishing industry in Wales.
Fishing Boat - by S Perry
Here at WTSWW we are keen to learn more about the fishing industry in Wales in order that we can pass this important information on to you, our readers and members.
Our new project, affectionately known as Future Fisheries, aims to champion a low impact, profitable fishing industry in Wales whilst securing Living Seas where marine wildlife thrives.
Building on information readily available and by working with local fishing communities the aim is to provide sound consumer advice on the ‘right’ fish to eat whilst helping to promote local sources and outlets; encouraging the local industry and consumers to be committed to local and low impact.
The seas around Wales are important to many coastal communities as well as the wildlife that resides there. Truly sustainable fishing will not only support Living Seas but protect the culturally important industry that is valuable to local communities for future generations.
Do you spend time at sea or on the coast? Do you regularly catch fish species that are considered to not have a commercial value but are in abundance? Whether you are an angler, commercial fisherman or a hobby fisherman we are interested in hearing from you. We are interested in hearing about your experiences of sea fishing in Wales.
Please contact Sarah Perry, WTSWW Living Seas Science Officer (email@example.com or 01545 560224) if you have any information you would like to share with us or if you have any questions about the project or our marine work in South and West Wales. Keep an eye on our website, facebook and twitter as well as our e-news for updates on this exciting new project