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The North American experience

20 years ago, the plight of the striped bass (Morone saxatilis), the North American equivalent of the European Sea Bass, was thought to be beyond recovery. Striped bass resemble the European sea bass in many ways, not least in the way that they generate intense and passionate

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Why? by Derek Hack

After being a member of BASS for just over a year, I feel now is the time to put pen to paper and express a few opinions. In the last month I have sent a letter to all those active members listed on the inside cover of

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EAA Resolution, Oslo

1999 began with the Committee making final adjustments to the joint BASS and NFSA Resolution document to be presented to the General Assembly of The European Anglers Alliance in Oslo during April 1999. The content of this document, seen as quite radical in some quarters, set out

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Barriers to progress

At the present time, there are three main barriers to the development of an alternative tourism strategy based around the European Sea Bass. These are: There must be fish – Without a prospect of being able catch bass in reasonable numbers and sizes, anglers and their families

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Sport angling

A chapter from The Last of the Hunter Gatherers, reproduced with kind permission from the author Michael Wigan One of the most attractive ways to use a resource is enjoy it, then leave it behind. Sport fishing has this unbeatable, quite unassailable virtue: it does not harm

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