Re: Sea Angling Under Attack again Its not a ban as such Dav its putting the anglers into the quota system. Regardless of the amount of quota available its a case of once its gone its gone and you wont be allowed to catch cod. Having observed the NESFC checking the crabbing boats last week for cod caught in the pots. I am pretty sure their rib will be just as capable of landing at Boulby, hawsker, Cowbar or Goldsborough as it is of boarding the local crabbers. If they are told to police anglers, make no mistake about it they will. If things get nasty then they have the powers to bring in extra men and even bring along the police. Remember it wasnt so long ago that a Whitby skipper was taken at gunpoint by the fisheries. Slighly different, but,Going back a few years ago I observed how the EA dealt with the poachers on the Esk. Organised gangs willing to use violence were dealt with, some jailed. Very hard men were brought into line. Now there is no poaching on the Esk.