C-Bass: Putting the “Conservation” into Seabass?

C-Bass: a project run by Cefas The European seabass (or bass as it is more commonly known) is one of the most sought-after fish for recreational sea anglers in England and Wales, and a target for many commercial fishermen who supply fresh wild-caught bass to compete with

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Limiting fishing now could expand food tomorrow

An interesting article: How is it that our more effectively managing ocean resources could help us better feed the world? “The global fish catch peaked in the late 1980s and has been declining ever since,” reports Oceana. The group cites research showing that “sensible management” could increase fish

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Recreational Sea Angling – Public Meeting

Do you fish for sport or a hobby in Cornwall? Do you want to have a say in how the inshore waters around Cornwall are managed? Here’s your chance . . . don’t leave it to other people. “Cornwall IFCA is looking to involve as many voices

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EU Sea Bass Management Plan – EAA Position Paper

A sea bass management plan is under preparation by EU Member States. The plan concerns only some of the northern Atlantic EU waters (Irish Sea, Celtic Sea, English Channel, and southern North Sea). European sea bass is one of the most important and valuable species to recreational

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IFCA Makeup biased . . . ?

One major criticism of the old Sea Fisheries Committees was the lack of balance in the membership. The angling sector particularly was asking for increased involvement of anglers. When the IFCAs were first established, both environmental and angling representation was increased to the detriment of the commercial

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