News

Publicity, publicity!

It is expected that Defra will shortly announce the consultation period for, the raising of the bass minimum landing size (MLS) from 36 cms to 45 cms, together with an appropriate rise in the commercial net mesh sizes. It is important that ALL recreational sea anglers are

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BASS subscription offer

The BASS society year starts on 1 January and ends on 31 December, however members joining from 1 November 2005 will be given membership until 31 December 2006. Current subscription rates are: Individual (Adult) – £18 Family, Club or Organisation – £27 Junior or Senior Citizen –

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Why 45cms mls for bass

BASS has taken an advert in the November issue of ‘Sea Angler’ magazine as part of our campaign to inform the sea angling public why an increase in the minimum landing size (MLS) for bass is so important and necessary. We have posted a copy of that

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French bass concerns grow

Rough Translation: Source: Ouest France- Friday 14 October 2005 42 discontented liners. Fisheries: A petition against pelagic trawling on the spawning grounds The fishing sector is disturbed at the present time. A petition signed by 42 liners and rope makers from the ports of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue and Barfleur,

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French anglers seek help

From: Stephan Beaucher, Vice President of the Collectif Bar Europeén (CBE) – A French organisation with similar aims to BASS. This year, the albacore tuna (Tunus alalunga/ Germo alalunga) has paid the price of the closure of the anchovy fishery in the Bay of Biscay, with the

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