We ran an online poll on out Facebook page to gauge opinion on questions loosely related to the Scottish Government’s consultation on their proposals to introduce mandatory catch and release without a licence and a carcass tagging system. There were a few questions that also explored some of the suggestions discussed by Andrew Thin’s Wild Fisheries Review last year.
The poll was answered by 313 respondents. We hope to refine some questions and dig deeper into a few answers and ask more in another poll shortly. Of course regardless of the results of this small poll, unless the Public are willing to take the time to respond with their comments and alternative suggestions, it seem likely that the Scottish Government proposals will go through.
Here are a few of the results. They make interesting reading and I will discuss them individually later.