Multi-national Insurance Company donates funds and support to the Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme (ANLRS).

The ANLRS is delighted to announce that Sunderland Marine, specialists in Marine, Aquaculture and Angling Lakes Insurance, has kindly offered to donate £1000.00 to the scheme in support of its work for the year ahead in promoting the recycling of angling fishing line to all anglers and fisheries.

The team from Sunderland Marine, which offers insurance for commercial fishing vessels, aquaculture business and more recently angling lakes, felt that there are strong links between the businesses that they insure and the ANLRS drive to maximise the amount of angling monofilaments being recycled properly. Added to this, the ANLRS is expanding its contacts with beach and cleaner coast organisations that encounter both angling and commercial nylon and offering a route for this to be recycled.

Viv Shears, one of the ANLRS volunteers, said

The recycling scheme was always angling focused but is expanding to work with other organisations that deal with lost and discarded equipment from all types of fishing operations. Getting anglers to work with these organisations is only a positive for the sport and the whole of the fish industry.

To gain the support of Sunderland Marine, who are from the wider fisheries sector, is fantastic and their donation will certainly allow for the scheme to develop over the coming 12 months. Whether a recreational angler, a freshwater fishery, a fish farm or a commercial trawler business we all have an impact in terms of plastics that we use and the environment. The team at Sunderland Marine have valuable links with the wider fishing industry and this is a great step to us all working together to reduce our overall impact.”

Duncan Perrin, Aquaculture Manager of Sunderland Marine added “The Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme carries out valuable work in reducing plastic waste. There is a growing awareness in the aquaculture, angling lake and fishing sectors of the damage caused by plastic to our oceans and environment and we are pleased to be able to contribute to the ANLRS volunteers’ efforts.”

Additional Information for Editors

A non-profit, donation funded, volunteer lead organisation that is encouraging anglers of all disciplines to recycle their monofilament and braided lines rather than being discarded in landfill or incineration. Launched in March 2018 the scheme now has over 160 shops signed up along with several fisheries, charter boats and fishery colleges.

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Email: Tel Viv Shears 07843 306661 / Steven Tapp 07710 186476

Sunderland Marine

Sunderland Marine is a leading international insurer of fishing vessels, small craft, angling lake and aquaculture risks. Established in 1882, the Standard and Poor’s A-rated company is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK with regional offices in Australia and New Zealand and, trading as Harlock Murray Underwriting, in Canada. The company became part of North Group in 2014 following a merger with global marine mutual North P&I Club, which also has offices and subsidiaries in China (Hong Kong and Shanghai), Greece, Japan, Singapore and USA. Sunderland Marine’s qualified and knowledgeable teams of underwriters, surveyors and claims staff ensure clients are provided with high levels of service and cost-effective all-risks insurance policies. The company issued its first aquaculture policy in 1986, making it one of the longest serving insurers to the aquaculture industry. For more information, please visit Sunderland Marine’s website at

For further information contact: Kim Rogerson +44 191 232 5221