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A Year in the Making

  “Cukoo, cukoo” bleeps my phone, alerting me to a text. It’s from Matt, “Wanna go fishing tomorrow?” I check the diary and text back, “It’s a goer!” “Fekinel!!!” is his near instantanious reply. For a variety of reasons I have been repeatedly unable to take Matt

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The Bass fishery.

Sea bass sinking into deep trouble as European states fail to agree on adequate rescue package . [ Iconic fish faces uncertain future says MCS and drastic measures are required to protect the stock   MCS, says a fish that has become a restaurant favourite in recent years requires

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EU announces an increase to a 42cm minimum size for bass!

“(02/07/2015) The EU has today taken another step to protect sea bass stocks in Europe. The 28 EU member states agreed to the Commission’s proposal to increase the minimum size for northern sea bass from 36 to 42 cm.” …. “Today’s decision is the latest step in

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Urgent request to send emails

With a vote about to take place tomorrow a few more emails to the Ministers on the Agriculture and Fisheries Committee wouldn’t go amiss. Please send a quick one liner asking the Minister to support setting the MCRS at 42cm for Northern and Southern bass stocks. Emails

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Latest ICES advice: 85% reduction in bass landings is now needed in 2016!

The long awaited advice for bass was issued today by ICES (the EU’s own scientist advising on fish stocks). They included recommendations for our area of the central and south North Sea, the Irish Sea, the English Channel, the Bristol Channel and the Celtic Sea. The ICES

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