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Angling Groups Tell Minsters To Ban Bass Netting Or Risk A Total Stock Collapse

Angling Groups Tell Minsters To Ban Bass Netting Or Risk A Total Stock Collapse

The latest report from fisheries scientists has revealed that stocks of seabass around the UK and North European coast are now below the critical level at which recovery can be guaranteed. Advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) for 2017 says: “ICES

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EU fisheries scientists advise ZERO bass landings in 2017

The advice of the European Unions fishery scientists for the management of bass stocks in 2017 in the area that includes the UK is: “ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, there should be zero catch (commercial and recreational) in 2017.”  We will report further

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Big news awaited that will influence our future bass campaigning

Europe is holding its breath, waiting to hear if the UK is in or out of the EU.   But bass anglers are holding their breath for another reason too – the EU scientific advice on the maximum sustainable level of bass landings in 2017 is due shortly.

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University of Southampton – Seabass 2016 Survey

University of Southampton - Seabass 2016 Survey

The Angling Trust and the Bass Anglers Sportfishing Society (BASS) are gathering evidence on the economic impacts on charter boats, the tackle trade and the local economy of the unfair landing restrictions that were imposed on recreational bass anglers last December. We will be undertaking a variety

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EU bass rules are fully in force in Ireland

EU bass rules are fully in force in Ireland

Ireland – EU Commission confirms EU bass rules are all fully in force in Ireland [SOS Bass Team ] There has been some confusion as to whether the EU-wide bass protection measures apply to recreational angling in Ireland. The IFI has been incorrectly advising anglers that EU

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