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Anglers Celebrate As EU Bans Trawling For Bass

Anglers Celebrate As EU Bans Trawling For Bass

Trawling for bass during the spawning period has been banned in a historic set of emergency measures aimed at averting a total collapse of Europe’s bass stocks. The ban on pelagic trawling – which accounts for 25 per cent of the impact on the stock and includes

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Campaign Progress Report: BASS meetings with DEFRA and the EU

Campaign Progress Report: BASS meetings with DEFRA and the EU

Meetings and discussions both at an EU and UK level continue to take place to agree better ways to protect our bass. Yesterday at a meeting in Brussels with DG Mare (the Commission department responsible for the implementation of the Common Fisheries policy) BASS were represented by

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Recent Measures Make Little Impact To Save Our Bass: Demand Politicians Do More!

Recent Measures Make Little Impact To Save Our Bass: Demand Politicians Do More!

The European Union’s own scientist state we need an 80% reduction in bass landings to prevent imminent stock collapse, yet early French statistics for the year to date show bass catches are down only 14% ! The temporary suspension of “pair trawling” announced in January was a

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