Conservation

Striped Bass . . . Gamefish status?

httpv://vimeo.com/32209893 The striped bass is one of the iconic american saltwater species . . . its current status is a world away from the early 1980’s when the fishery collapsed and various moratoriums were introduced. Efforts by fishermen and management programs to rebuild the stock proved successful. Whether

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SOUTHERN IFCA – IMPORTANT – BASS MLS

Should you be thinking of coming along to the meeting next Thursday (15th) please note THE VENUE HAS CHANGED. It is no longer in Poole but at: COLLITON CLUB COLLITON HOUSE DORCHESTER DT1 1XJ AT 14.30PM Sorry – not our doing Nigel Horsman

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BASS Presentation to Southern IFCA

Nigel Horsman has reported back regarding his recent presentation to the Southern IFCA: “I got a good grilling and I think we won the arguments (but I would think that wouldn’t I?). Dr Antony Jensen chaired that part of the meeting and concluded (with the agreement of

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Irish Minister says ‘No’ to Federation of Irish Fishermen.

The unique and exclusive continued use of bass in the Republic of Ireland as a highly valuable Recreational Sea Angling fishery resource has been confirmed by the Irish Fisheries Minister, Simon Coveney who has rejected a proposal by commercial fishing interests to open up commercial fishing for bass.  

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Southern IFCA – the case for an increase in the bass MLS.

For the past nine months BASS member Nigel Horsman has been persistently lobbying the Southern IFCA (which covers Dorset, Hampshire and the IoW) and it’s members. Following a meeting with the Chairman, he was asked to write a paper setting out the argument for a higher bass

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