Economic Power of Recreational Angling

from Florida Sportsman Editor • May 17, 2013 Think recreational anglers aren’t an economic force? Think again. A report released this month by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) makes a powerful case that from an economic perspective that recreational fishing is just as important as commercial fishing despite a

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Irish Bass Festival 2013

Following on from the success of last years Irish Bass Festival, this years event will be held from 5th to 7th July 2013. The festival is a lure only, catch and release event. It is based in Tramore, in Southern Ireland, but you may fish wherever you

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Will CFP reform be blocked?

CFP Reform Watch Thursday 2 May 2013 is an important date for the future of European fish and fishermen. Representatives of 27 EU governments will meet and come very close to deciding whether they want to conclude the negotiations between the European Parliament and the Council on

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All the predator fish are gone . . .

The Chronicle Herald   It’s no secret that Georges Bank, Browns Bank and the German Bank aren’t what they used to be. While lobster populations have skyrocketed around southern Nova Scotia, the predators that once formed the backbone of the fishery haven’t rebounded significantly from their crashes in

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‘Inter-generational amnesia’ or . . . ‘Shifting baselines’

‘Shifting baselines’ – ‘inter-generational amnesia’ – ‘eco-social anomie’ From the European Anglers Alliance: When the EAA is lobbying for more and bigger fish in our waters we often find our efforts stranded on the ground of ignorance about how things were in a not too far past,

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