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EU’ve Got to be Kidding?!

EU've Got to be Kidding?!

We have just heard that the EU Commission has released its 2020 bass fishing opportunities proposal: a roll-over of the 2019 rules. So the EU Commission has completely ignored sea anglers legitimately asking to be given back their fair share of the catch in 2020.  We estimate

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A Fair Deal for Bass Anglers

A Fair Deal for Bass Anglers

Why did the sea bass stock crash?  Was it because of sea anglers?  No it was because the EU fishery ministers allowed commercial bass fishing pressure to grow to unsustainable levels; allowed pair trawlers and drift netters to target spawning bass aggregations; and allowed fixed netters to

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Bass Fishing Regulations 2019

Bass Fishing Regulations 2019

Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society has received a reply from Maja Kirchner, Head of the EU Commission’s Fisheries Management for Northern European Waters, explaining the background to the outcome of negotiations for managing the sea bass stock in 2019. She makes it absolutely clear that George Eustice, with

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