Importance of shooting and fishing to the South West
Shooting research source: PACEC Report 2006
In the UK today:
- Shooting is worth £1.6 billion to the UK economy.
- Shooting supports the equivalent of 70,000 full-time jobs
- Shoot providers spend £250 million a year on conservation
- 480,000 people shoot live quarry
- Shooters spend £2 billion each year on goods and services
Fishing research source: 2009 Environment Agency's economic evaluation of inland fisheries:
- Of 2.7 million days fished on inland waters in the South West in 2005, 81 per
cent were spent coarse fishing.
- Half a million days were spent game fishing, mostly for trout on still waters.
- There were 87,801 licence holders resident in the South West in 2005 but visiting anglers accounted for a quarter of all the days fished and of the economic activity generated.
- Anglers' annual expenditure on fishing inland waters in the South West totalled about £100 million, supporting approximately 2,300 jobs and £50 million of household income.
- Visiting anglers came mainly from the South East, London and the West
- Average trip expenditure recorded for visiting salmon and sea trout anglers was very high: £175/day, compared to £40 for visitors who fished for trout and £36 for coarse fish.