In a little publicised meeting held in the Fleece this evening, Net Gain's representative Peter Hansell met with a small group of anglers to discuss the proposed Marine Conservation Zones. Maps showing the proposed zones were circulated. Net gain were unable to say for definite what would or would not be allowed in the zone, however Mr Hansell did say he personally felt there would be no restrictions on angling at the current time. When questioned Mr Hansell said he was unsure if bait collecting would become a restricted practice in the zones. The proposed areas will be shown to all interested parties before going to a "Scientific Advisory Panel" for final approvement prior to being past to The Marine Management Organisation who will work on the required legislation to make it all happen. The maps showed a large area of 100 X 150 miles at the Dogger Bank to be set aside as a MCZ. when questioned Mr Hansell was unable to say if this zone would be a no trawling zone, and was unable to answer a specific question on the large scale trawling of sandeel in that area. Other smaller areas were also highlighted. There was very little mention of the shoreline other than a stretch of coast from Robin Hoods Bay To Goldsborough which was clearly marked as an MCZ from the shore out to roughly 3 miles.