Bass are on the agenda at the Kent & Essex IFCA meeting on 4th September. One of the papers: Kent & Essex IFCA
We read: “Sea bass is a key fin fish species to commercial netters and trawlers as well as the angling community.”
Wouldn’t it be more appropriate and factually correct to have read:
“Sea bass is the single most crucially important species and driver for the £1.23 billion RSA industry (both from shore and boats) and also, with commercial sea bass landings valued at £5 million, contributes 3% by value to English commercial landings.”
It’s a question of emphasis. We look forward to the day when the prevailing culture within IFCAs fully reflects an understanding of the validity and value of RSA.