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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2019 Bass Regulations Announced

2019 Bass Regulations Announced

The EU Fishing Opps meeting finished at 2.00am this morning (19 December 2019).  It is a bitterly disappointing result for sea anglers who have supported our campaign for a law to stop fixed netters illegally targeting bass.  Our hopes were raised when the EU Commission included a

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