Steering group role
To gain a common understanding of the goals of Sea Angling 2012 and ensure that these are communicated in an open and transparent way to the wider community of anglers, scientists and policy makers.
To work together to ensure that Sea Angling 2012 is widely recognised by the angling community and to provide advice that enables the project to deliver a significant contribution to the evidence base on sea angling.
To provide advice that ensures the design and implementation of the surveys is appropriate for providing credible information on recreational sea angling catches and economic value in England.
To provide advice on how to communicate the project through the angling media, and ensure that all members of the group have access to communications including any proposed release dates.
To review progress during the project, and identify and resolve key issues related to:
- engagement of the angling community and incentives for anglers to participate
- survey design and sampling
- communicating with the wider angling community
- reporting of outputs from the project.
To provide input into the project reports, and agree the means by which the data and other outputs of the project can be made freely available.
I understand that following the last meeting this is now coming to a close. However, there is no information at all coming from the angling groups involved what so ever. There is gossip on the net that defra is to launch management ideas based on this survey for the rsa next month. This is not what the survey was about, further, one of the orgs, the trust went to the meetings on the proviso that they would listen and take back the information for their members. Now it appears that there is a meeting set up for the selected few to move this survey forward to a whole new management plan for the rsa without any mandate what so ever. I understand that cefas will offer a report on this survey in November.
What's going on behind the parapets.
Edited by barry luxton, 09 October 2013 - 06:21 AM.