Thank you very much for considering sending a message to your MP and other relevant parties regarding the recent decision on sea bass fishing opportunities for 2022 that discriminates against sea anglers.

We haven’t written a standard email for you to send, because your message will have the most impact if you write it yourself, in your own way, ideally including some personal details about why this is important to you.

Please feel free to say whatever you wish, but Save Our Sea Bass suggests the key issues are:

  • For a second time in just 6 months, the UK and the EU have given sea bass catch limit increases to commercial fishermen but have not changed the sea angling bag limit.
  • The sea angler “take” season should be changed immediately to 10 months to match the commercial season.
  • The sea anglers bag limit should be immediately increased to 3 fish per person per day.
  • These changes for sea anglers are sustainable and compatible with the catch recommendations made by the scientists at ICES.

To write and send an email to your MP, the Fisheries Minister and other relevant parties, please start by entering your postcode to search for your MP:

Find your MP

Don’t forget to tell your sea angling friends about this campaign; they may wish to send an email too.

Having problems sending an email using our website?

Please use the following information to create your own email.

  1. Find the name and email address of your MP either using our search facility or by using the Government website
  2. Copy and paste your MP’s email addresses into the “To” line of your email.
  3. Copy and paste the following email address into the “bcc” or “cc” line of your email.

Email Address List

victoria.prentis.mp@parliament.uk, JOANNA.SHAYER@defra.gov.uk, Phil.McBryde@defra.gov.uk, grant.horsburgh@defra.gov.uk, Lewis.White@defra.gov.uk, Ruth.Allin@defra.gov.uk, Lesley.Griffiths@gov.wales, Robert.Floyd@gov.wales, Mark.Stafford@gov.wales, Joost.PAARDEKOOPER@ec.europa.eu, Virginijus.SINKEVICIUS@ec.europa.eu, Fabrizio.DONATELLA@ec.europa.eu, george.eustice.mp@parliament.uk, daniel@danielzeichner.co.uk, jim.mcmahon.mp@parliament.uk

Note: if you wish to be kept informed about this campaign and other SOSB campaigns and send a copy of your email to SOSB please add info@saveourseabass.org to the above list of email addresses.

  1. Put into the “Subject” line: Fishing Opportunities 2022
  2. Write your email using the format

Dear [Insert Your MP’s Name Here] MP,

[Insert Your Content Here]

Yours sincerely,

[Insert Your Name and Address]

  1. Finally, send your email.

Thank you very much for supporting Save Our Sea Bass.  Can you help us in other ways too?

We are currently looking for new team members – please contact us at info@saveourseabass.org if you are interested in finding out more.

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