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Consultation on fisheries management measures for Dorset, Hants and IOW

  The Southern inshore fisheries conservation authority (IFCA) is consulting on management measures in their area of Dorset Hampshire and IOW in January (see: http://www.southern-ifca.gov.uk/news ). This will help to shape the way the fishery is managed in the future. The Key objectives for consideration when reviewing

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EU failure to act to protect our bass – a personal view from Nigel Horsman

In case you haven’t yet heard, the European Fisheries Council failed to agree any restrictions to protect our bass stock at this weeks meeting. When I read of this yesterday I felt a various powerful emotions – the strongest of which was undoubtedly anger! I imagine many

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Getting it right or getting it wrong?

When it comes to big bass it never ceases to amaze me how many different ways I can find to screw up. I’d claim this is due to there being so many links in the bass fishing chain making it inevitable a factor beyond my control sometimes

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The Timing IS Right!

In both comedy and fishing timing is everything (apparently). The same can also be said in political campaigning. Well this Wednesday (3rd December) there is a House of Commons debate on “Management of UK Sea Bass Stocks.” So the timing of todays independent report suggesting bass caught

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BASS Press Release: Sea Bass – Don’t let the EU off the Hook

Information from the Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society (BASS) 11 November 2014 – For Immediate Release Sea Bass – Don’t Let the EU Off The Hook For years, the EU and Fisheries Ministers have succumbed to pressure from commercial fishing lobbyists and set catch limits far in excess

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