Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society

Fighting for Bass and Bass Anglers’ since 1973

Response to EU Commission Sea Bass Proposals

EU Commission Sea Bass Proposals and B.A.S.S. response Summary We are campaigning for a range of measures to save the sea bass, which include: Cutting 2016 landings to 541 tonnes, as recommended by the scientists. Allocating fishing opportunities based on environmental and socio-economic criteria, as required by Article 17, Common Fisheries Policy. Commercial and […]

Food for thought

    It’s good to know about the various ways people get involved in trying to secure a future for our wild bass stocks, and the lengths they go to, with petitions and emailing being the core work of the many. So it was food for thought after being told about a more direct and […]

2016: A ban on all bass landings from January to June, but a 1 bag limit for anglers

  The recommendation by the EU for bass landings in 2016 have been announced today ( ). In the Northern European area (containing the UK Ireland and Northern France) the proposal stated landings should be reduced from an estimated 2656 tonnes landed this year to 1449 tonnes in 2016 (a 46% reduction). It proposed this […]

2016 Proposals On Bass Landings Are About To Be Announced: Prepare To Have Your Say.

This week, the European Union publishes its proposed measures to manage our bass stocks in 2016. Prior to the 2014 meeting of fishery ministers, many of us in northern Europe campaigning for our bass emailed the decision makers demanding effective management changes be implemented. The feedback was, that despite one country blocking any changes in […]