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The s#!t has hit the fan . . . .

In October of 2012 ICES* reported to the EU Commission on its assessment of a number of fish stocks, including turbot and bass. The report confirmed the fears that many have shared – Fishing mortality on bass is increasing and the stock-spawning biomass (the breeding stock) is

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Banging the Drum for Conservation . . .

on the other side of the World. Martin Salter (National Campaigns Coordinator for the Angling Trust ) argues that its time to show that conservation shouldn’t be a dirty word. And that sometimes that means showing leadership and not just whingeing about the behaviour of others.

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European Anglers Alliance comment . . .

Click on the image below to read the EAA’s stance . . . .

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How bad does it have to get . . .

before the powers that be pull their heads out of the sand and act . . .   Latest bass advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea     Fishing Mortality is increasing Total biomass was 32% lower than in the previous three years.

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Recreational angling sector generates €500m annually

THE recreational angling sector is generating direct revenues in excess of €500m a year. Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Pat Rabbitte revealed the figure in a written reply to a Dáil question. He said the vast majority of the revenue is retained in the localised communities

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