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EU Soon To Discuss Further Bass Measures: Our Bass Need Your Urgent Help!

The European Union working party on Internal and External Fisheries Policy meets this Thursday (5th February). This is to discuss further measures to bring about the 80% cut in landings ICES stated were needed to prevent a collapse of the stock of our bass (some recent background can

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The View of BASS: Keep Pushing for Our Bass and Our Sport

On Monday 26th January the EU made its ground breaking announcement, imposing emergency measures on pair trawling for bass. There have since been further indications at EU and UK levels to support previous statements that this (temporary) measure is just the first move. Further (as yet unclear)

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Together we did it!

  BASS was founded in 1973 in response to concerns about stocks to campaign for our bass. Over the years a relatively small number of driven individuals have made huge personal efforts to try and achieve better protection for these fish while the rest of us have

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And the winner is…?

  Following the inability to reach agreement on emergency measures to reduce bass landings in December, the UK is trying to get temporary emergency measures at a European Union level. A ban on mid water (“pair trawling”) has been proposed for areas where pre-spawning bass aggregations accumulate

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Big January Bass on Lures: An Audio Blog

A few days ago Julian Fox and myself ventured out on to a coloured stirred up sea at first light. We had travelled to the coast with our usual high expectation, yet the sight of the brown water with barely a foot of visibility appeared to have

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