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ICES Advice on bass (June 2014)

Excerpts below taken from the ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) publication dated June 2014: ECOREGION STOCK – Celtic Sea and West of Scotland + North Sea European sea bass in Divisions IVbc, VIIa, and VIId–h (Irish Sea, Celtic Sea, English Channel, and southern North Sea) Strong

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EU STECF meeting . . . BASS comment!

STECF stands for: Scientific, Technical and ECONOMIC Committee for Fisheries. We find it both inexplicable, yet so predictable, that the Terms of Reference for the Plenary, avoids looking at the economics of the various sea bass fisheries. One can’t help but ponder whether the apparent exclusion of ECONOMICS, is quite

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The Bargip Project

The European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) is today one of the most significant species in economic terms for the French fishing industry (5000 tons for a total annual sale of 45-50 million euros) and the first target species for recreational fishermen (around 3000 tons per year). The

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Dutch announce six technical measures to protect bass . . .

From the Labrax Squad website: With sea bass stocks declining, ICES has advised concerned EU-member states to reduce catches. The Dutch government recently announced six technical measures to protect the bass. One of them being an increase in the minimum landing size from 36 to 42 cm for

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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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