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Bass regulations 2016

COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2016/72     – of 22 January 2016

[Fixing for 2016 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, for Union fishing vessels, in certain non-Union waters, and amending Regulation (EU) 2015/104]


Article 10

Measures on Sea bass fisheries

5. From 1 January to 30 June 2016 in recreational fisheries in ICES divisions IVb, IVc, VIIa and from VIId to VIIh, only catch-and-release fishing for sea bass, including from shore, shall be allowed. During this period, it shall be prohibited to retain on board, relocate, tranship or land sea bass caught in that area.

6. In recreational fisheries, including from shore, not more than one specimen of sea bass may be retained per fisherman per day during the following periods and in the following areas:

(a) from 1 July to 31 December 2016 in ICES divisions IVb, IVc, VIIa and from VIId to VIIh;
(b) from 1 January to 31 December 2016 in ICES divisions VIIj and VIIk.

Full details of the regulations can be found in the following links.

Official Journal of the European Union click here

28 January 2016 Volume 59 Legislation click here

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European Anglers Alliance

Concerning fishing opportunities for sea bass 2016 click here