fish21 is a value-led organisation and works to advance sustainability in the recreational fishing sector. A Global Ghost Gear Initiative partner working to develop solutions to discarded fishing gear worldwide, national initiatives to reduce marine by-catch and promote catch and release. fish21 also provides the secretariat for the Eden Sustainability Declaration – a voluntary signatory-led initiative for the angling trades.

Our founder, Stuart McLanaghan is a sustainability professional and Fellow, Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. He has 16 years’ executive experience advancing sustainability for major public and private clients, including the UK Prime Minister’s Cabinet Office. Stuart is a sustainability feature writer for Tackle Trade World and ran a related workshop at Efttex 2018. A lifelong angler, he recently took a sabbatical as a fishing instructor on England’s River Tyne.