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Why the Hell can’t we have action on Bass?

Says Martin Salter in his recent Angling Trust ‘blog’ . . . . “I love catching bass on lures. They are a great surface predator that hits hard and they are the nearest thing we’ve got in the UK to some of the warm water sportsfish that I

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STECF Summer Plenary – Bass

The output from the STECF (Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries) Summer Plenary, which (amongst other issues) were asked to consider possible measures for bass are now available at: https://stecf.jrc.ec.europa.eu/plen1402 The Final Report comments upon a range of measures, including bag limits, and catch and release for recreational

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Simplifying the sea – ecocide in the English Channel

Titled ‘Bass Anglers Sportfishing Society’, unsurprisingly therefore, much of the material on this website is about bass. But as ‘bass anglers’ we are also all concerned about the health and well-being of the ecosystem of the seas and all the species that dwell therein. The article, which

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Bass in trouble – scientists demand 80% cut in landings

There’s an article circulating in various forms (The Independant; Fish2Fork), or rather, the wording differs slightly. What’s caught our eye is this paragraph: The problem is exacerbated by recreational anglers who are responsible for about a quarter of the total landings in the UK, France, Netherlands and

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ICES Advice on bass (June 2014)

Excerpts below taken from the ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) publication dated June 2014: ECOREGION STOCK – Celtic Sea and West of Scotland + North Sea European sea bass in Divisions IVbc, VIIa, and VIId–h (Irish Sea, Celtic Sea, English Channel, and southern North Sea) Strong

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