The Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NIFCA) district offers many recreational angling opportunities, from piers and harbours, estuaries and open sea to sandy shallow beaches and craggy outcrops. Within these areas there is a variety of fin fish species of interest to recreational sea anglers including cod, mackerel, whiting, saithe also known as coley and flounder. The recreational sea angling sector within the district brings social and economic benefits to individuals and the wider community in the form of angling competitions and clubs, both private and charter boats, and tackle shops.