Email the EU Commission and George Eustice MP

The revised stock assessment on 29 June clearly shows there is room for the re-establishment of a daily bass bag limit for sea anglers and our Fisheries Minister George Eustice has asked the EU Commission to change the law as soon as possible.

Email the EU Commission now, telling them you want the bag limit back in July.

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Here are some suggestions on what to tell the EU Commission and George Eustice MP:

  • The public has been unfairly restricted.
  • We want a bag limit back from July.
  • So long as the bass biomass allows for any bass to be landed, they must be allocated to the public first. The public is the most sustainable stakeholder in the bass fishery and delivers the greatest social and economic benefits.
  • The public owns the bass fishery, it must not be privatised. We do not accept being forced to buy bass from a commercial fisherman, rather than catching it ourselves.
  • Specialist tackle shops are heavily dependent on the public having a bag limit and charter boats are going bust. Why are their needs being put behind those of commercial fishermen?
  • Some hook & liners may currently have a high percentage of bass in their catch, but that does not mean they are dependent on bass. They can and should diversify.
  • The fixed netters “unavoidable by-catch” allowance is transparently a political ruse that allows them to continue targeting bass. The enforcement agencies have given up trying to enforce it.  We need to get the netters out of the bass fishery

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