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The Commercial Fishery

During the 1970s, monofilament netting materials became increasingly available. These have the advantages of being very light, compact, cheap and of low visibility. This led to an explosion of effort which roughly coincided with increased demand as bass became very fashionable throughout Europe. During 1980, some commercial

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Why do we go fishing?

The January 2000 edition of Profile, the official publication of the (American) Rapala Fishing Club describes a recently published study of the reasons why Americans go fishing. Their 1999 Future of Fishing survey indicated that relaxation (35%) and to be with family and friends (33%) dominated the

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The Benefits; Economic and Social

Recreational marine fisheries have traditionally been thought of as insignificant in scale, localised in impact and economically unimportant. The largely diffuse nature of the activity can conceal its size and significance just as the fishing port emphasises that of the commercial sector. Indeed in many cases management

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MCS Conference on RSA

The Marine Conservation Society conference for Recreational Sea Angling at Aston University, Birmingham on Saturday 25 March 2000 [Sponsored by: The National Federation of Sea Anglers (NFSA), Ammodytes Co Ltd, Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society (BASS), Cox & Rawle, Seabait Ltd] The traditional view of recreational marine fisheries

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Tourism in UK and Europe

The Centre for Economics and Management of Aquatic Resources (CEMARE) has been commissioned by MAFF to assess the economic values of the exploitation of bass in the UK (Dunn, M R, Potten, S D, Radford, A F, Whitmarsh D, An Economic Appraisal Of The Fishery For Bass

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