Fisheries waste ‘costs billions’

By Richard Black, Environment correspondent, BBC News website The world’s fishing fleets are losing billions of dollars each year through depleted stocks and poor management, according to a UN report. The World Bank and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) calculate the losses at $50bn per year.

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Florida’s Fishing Tourism Nets $5 Billion . . .

Florida’s fishing industry is one of the largest in the country and that includes fishing tourism. A new study shows the tourism has an almost 5-billion dollar economic impact in the state . . . This didn’t “just happen’ organically.  Anglers stood up and stood tall to

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Tight Lines (Sky Sports) – Bass Fishing Restrictions

Sky Sports presenter Andy Ford interviews BASS Restoration Team member Nigel Horsman whilst out fishing on Austen Goldsmiths ‘Zen2′. Find out why we need to raise the Minimum Landing Size for the bass. Watch the video: Bass fishing restrictions

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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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