The debate on the effect of EU measures on our bass angling took place in Parliament yesterday (11th Feb). The motion was passed without opposition. Although such back bench debates in themselves cannot bring direct change, the fact such a debate occurs reflects the ever growing demand for effective and fair means to restore our bass stocks. Every email to a politician, article in the media or parliamentary debate that occurs increases the pressure on decision makers to brink about fair measures. Thanks to all of you who contacted your MP about this debate.

The Angling Trust press release on the parliamentary debate provides an excellent summary. There is also a link to the full transcript of the debate. The AT briefing paper for MPs at the bottom of the article contain a wealth of information for anyone wanting the facts to hand when contacting MPs etc in the future.

The Angling Trust Press Release

Official Report (Hansard)

Watch the debate on