Bass mls – scientific view

[Comment – the following article appeared (2 December 2005) in the ‘Fishing News’, a weekly newspaper serving the commercial fishing industry. We thank both the author, Dr Mike Pawson of Cefas, and the Editor of ‘Fishing News’, for allowing us to publish the article on this web

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NFSA press release

MPs debate fishing 19,000 sea angling jobs are firmly hooked Britain’s professional fishermen regard jobs in the resurgent sea angling industry as ‘ghost jobs’ and not as valid, or as real, as their own. Members of Parliament who debate sea fisheries on Wednesday (December 7) have been

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Calling Welsh sea anglers

The Welsh Assembly Government has announced its intention to consult all stakeholders on a proposal to increase the minimum landing size of bass and the minimum net mesh size in relation to Welsh territorial waters. This consultation is similar to that currently being undertaken by Defra. The

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A very successful meeting

Further to our report of 24 November 2005, the petition presented by John Leballeur, Chairman of the Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society (BASS), United Kingdom, and Stéphan Beaucher, Vice-President of Collectif Bar Européen (CBE), France, at the European Parliament, Brussels, on 24 November 2005 was received enthusiastically. Following

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BASS/CBE lobby EU

Today a hearing is taking place in the EU Court of Petitions, Brussels, following the deposition of a petition by the Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society (BASS), United Kingdom and the Collectif Bar Européen (CBE), France, requesting the cessation of winter pair trawling for bass by European Member

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