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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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A Great Day For Our Bass!

  You may well have already heard the fantastic news about the implementation of Emergency measures banning midwater trawling for spawning aggregation of bass in the areas they shoal up in prior to breeding (see here: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/newsroom/cf/mare/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=20186&lang=en ) This is the response of Nigel Horsman, the man who

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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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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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