Sandown Bay Protection Forum
10 years 2 months ago #1
First posted around 2010:
Some of you may be aware of the problem in Sandown Bay with fixed nets often within casting distance from the shore. This does not only affect the angler but other users of the bay. I have heard of stories of people being thrown from their craft after colliding with buoys etc. As anglers our concerns are not just the lack of fish in Sandown Bay for the angler to catch, but the juvenile fish being killed by the netting so close inshore, which as we all know are the stocks for the future.
With this in mind the Sandown Bay Protection Forum was formed whose aim is to get a bylaw introduced which bans fixed netting in Sandown Bay.
The Sandown Bay Protection Forum has just launched their website.
The site has a brief description of our concerns, our aims, and the possible benefits.
There is also a forum and a gallery where members can post comments and upload pictures (registration is free and is open to everyone).
Just as important we have an online petition which we would like everyone who is in favour of the netting ban to sign. NO LONGER APPLICABLE