Conservation

Let our Bass Breed . . . action YOU can take to help . . .

To the majority of the population of the world the decline in fish stocks is just something they read about. They aren’t aware of what it really means . . . as there is no visible manifestation. But as anglers, or at least anglers not suffering from

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Let Our Bass Breed

Last week representatives from the Bass Anglers Sportfishing Society joined MPs from the All Party Parliamentary Angling Group in an Angling Trust organised delegation to Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon to press the case for sustainable size limits for bass in order to allow the fish to breed

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Southern IFCA . . .

The Southern IFCA is progressing it’s discussions regarding whether it ‘should’ increase the bass MLS. Though, as with any committee, these things are grindingly slow. It has recently been in touch with Graham Pickett (who has spent many years working on bass) and the relevant excerpt is

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For whose benefit should the Government manage our marine fish stocks? Part II

Click on the image below to be taken to the full article by Malcolm Gilbert.

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Pressure on juvenile bass and spawning success . . .

BASS believes that the 2011 Environment Agency’s ‘Fish Monitoring in Solent & South Downs, 2011’ report (see below) provides further evidence of the poor recruitment of bass in the Solent due to the recent cold winters (high mortality of young bass) plus poor spawning in cooler summers.

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