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Cefas Solent Bass Survey 2013

The results of last months Solent Young Bass survey are now out and make grim reading! You can view the full .PDF here: Cefas Solent Bass Survey 2013 Average catch rates of bass were 0.41/minute towing in the harbours and 0.26/minute outside (0.34/minute overall). This overall value

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Fish Fight – Fish Subsidy Vote looming . . .

Having agreed major reforms to the EU Common Fisheries Policy, MEPs vote next week on the budget to support it – the European Maritime & Fisheries Fund (EMFF), which provides for about €6 billion for the period up to 2020. Writes Chris Davies the Liberal Democrat Environment

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Tell the UK Government to save the European Bass

Ok, I’m not sure of the actual value of petitions, especially online ones, but hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained. And it’s a real shame that Judith B. couldn’t source a photo of Dicentrachus labrax instead of, what I think is a grouper. But, as the website owners are based

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Bass joins list of threatened fish

First it was the cod, then the haddock, the swordfish and even the anchovy – now sea bass looks likely to join the list of no-nos for eco-conscious dinner party menus. Stocks of the palatable species have sunk to their lowest in the past 20 years, according

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Bass stocks plummet in Channel Island waters

One of the Channel Islands’ most popular fish has plummeted in numbers this year. Tamara Timothy reports:  Video Nationally, stocks of sea bass are down 20% and some in the local industry say they are the lowest they have been in living memory. A series of bad

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