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EU fisheries scientists advise ZERO bass landings in 2017

The advice of the European Unions fishery scientists for the management of bass stocks in 2017 in the area that includes the UK is: “ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, there should be zero catch (commercial and recreational) in 2017.”  We will report further

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Big news awaited that will influence our future bass campaigning

Europe is holding its breath, waiting to hear if the UK is in or out of the EU.   But bass anglers are holding their breath for another reason too – the EU scientific advice on the maximum sustainable level of bass landings in 2017 is due shortly.

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A Demonstration Against Unfair And Insufficient Bass Regulations

A Demonstration Against Unfair And Insufficient Bass Regulations

New bass regulations fail to properly protect the bass stocks, prevent anglers from keeping any bass they catch for 6 months a year, yet allow commercial gill netters to continue to catch bass AND with an increased monthly limit. If you want to express your anger and

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Eating an Elephant Faster – A Bass Campaigning Update.

Eating an Elephant Faster - A Bass Campaigning Update.

A year ago I interviewed Nigel Horsman and David Curtis at the BASS AGM and asked what we needed to do help get better protection for our bass. Nigel likened our huge task to eating an elephant but reminded us it was achievable if we approached it

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House of Commons Debate on Bass

Scott Mann, MP for North Cornwall and a keen recreational angler, has done a fantastic job in securing a three hour back-bench debate on bass in the House of Commons on Thursday 11 February to discuss the motion: “This House believes that the recent EU restrictions on

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