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MCS Conference on RSA

On Saturday 25 March 2000, the Marine Conservation Society hosted a Conference for Recreational Sea Anglers at Aston University, Birmingham, which was chaired by the National Federation of Sea Anglers. A review of the MCS Conference on Recreational Sea Angling by Dave Cooling, I have been called

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Devon's Living Coasts conference

On 12 April 2000 Malcolm Gilbert presented the following paper at this workshop entitled Maximising sustainable socio-economic benefits from fish stock resources. “Firstly, just a little about myself. I am not an academic, I have no scientific training or qualifications, I am in the true sense of

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Malcolm Gilbert meets MAFF

On Wednesday 29th March 2000, Malcolm Gilbert and Andrew George MP for St Ives were summoned to Nobel House (MAFF headquarters) for another meeting with Elliot Morley MP (Minister, Fisheries), Peter Winterbottom and Simon Waterfield (MAFF). The offshore bass fishery The low catches by the UK offshore

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Analysis – Offshore Consultation

In the House of Commons on 28th March 2000, Andrew George MP asked: What were the results of the recent consultation on bass trawling regulations in respect of (a) the number, (b) the percentage of respondents (i) agreeing and (ii) disagreeing with the proposed regulations, (c) the

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In memory of Des Brennan

Clive Gammon wrote to us on the 6th April 2000 with the following sad news, and a personal tribute which we echo. “Des Brennan, who died early this week at age 73, was my oldest and closest fishing friend, as well as the best bass angler I

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