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Useful information stickers for sea anglers 21 December 2005

    The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has just issued a useful and attractive information sticker for sea anglers.

    The Department Fisheries Member, Mr Peter Karran MHK, and the Minister for Tourism and Leisure, Hon David Cretney MHK, issued the first sticker to the Secretary of the Isle of Man Angling Federation, Mr Kevin Walmsley, at the Sea Terminal.

    First sticker
    First sticker

    The attractive sticker shows the minimum landing size for a range of fish. It is a bright and colourful reminder of the sizes, which are important for conservation reasons. It is designed to assist sea anglers in identifying the minimum landing sizes for sea fish. The sticker contains a guide to the minimum landing sizes of the most commonly caught species protected by law in the Isle of Man, as well as guidance on related legislation.

    Any angler catching fish below the minimum landing sizes must return them to the sea immediately. Anyone retaining possession of undersized fish would be committing an offence, and would be liable to a fine.

    Member for Fisheries, Peter Karran MHK, said –

    “Most responsible anglers already are well aware of the minimum sizes in force on the Island. In fact, many go further than this, playing their part in conserving our fisheries resource. "

    “However,” said Mr Karran, “this sticker may be a useful guide to visitors to the Isle of Man taking advantage of the great sea angling we have on offer, as well as providing a handy reference for more regular anglers.”

    The sticker is available, free of charge, from Department of Tourism and Leisure offices. Copies can also be obtained directly from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry at Rose House, 51-59 Circular Rd, Douglas, IM1 1AZ.

    Copies have been sent out to angling clubs and it is also to be made available in fishing tackle shops throughout the Island.

    21st December 2005

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