The National Association of Fisheries and Angling Consultatives (NAFAC) have recently carried out a membership survey regarding fish theft, which indicates that the problem is more widespread than previously thought.

As a result, and in order to give everyone the opportunity to comment, the survey questionnaire is now being made publicly available via NAFAC’s website, and anglers, clubs, fishery and riparian owners, and other interested parties, are being invited to take part.

NAFAC National Council member Steve Hellen, who has played a large part in conducting the survey said, ‘The information we received initially has confirmed how serious a problem fish theft is, and how little is being done by the authorities to tackle it. We hope others, not previously involved, will take advantage of this opportunity to comment’


The National Association of Fisheries and Angling Consultatives (NAFAC) is the national body of local and regional fisheries and angling consultatives (stakeholder groups) that together represent the views of over 400,000 anglers and others with an interest in our fisheries.

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