A petition has been set up on the No.10 Downing Street web site, to ask the Prime Minister to increase the minimum landing size (MLS) for bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) to 45cm. This will allow all bass to spawn at least once during their lifetime and help establish a more sustainable bass stock, thus benefiting both commercial fishermen and recreational sea anglers. The petition also urges the UK Government to lobby the European Union to introduce the bass MLS in all Member States.
Please visit the No. 1O Downing Street web site and sign the petition. The deadline for signing is 28 March 2008.
Please do not forget to tell your friends, your local sea angling clubs, tackle dealers, not forgetting the hotels, B&Bs, boat chandlers, marinas, etc., in fact all those businesses, who rely on the recreational sea anglers for trade. Thank you.