Economic contribution and management of sea bass angling in Ireland
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Sea bass are a prized target species. Based on prior Inland Fisheries research approximately 11,000 anglers in Ireland fish for sea bass and this research indicates that on average they fish 31 days per year. Additionally, the valuation of the sea bass fishery to anglers is in excess of €100 million per annum with anglers’ spending in excess of €20 million per annum on fishing tackle, travel, accommodation, hostelries, etc. in pursuit of their recreational activities.