EU fisheries scientists advise ZERO bass landings in 2017
The advice of the European Unions fishery scientists for the management of bass stocks in 2017 in the area that includes the UK is: “ICES advises that when the precautionary approach is applied, there should be zero catch (commercial and recreational) in 2017.” We will report further here on this and our suggested response to this in […]
Decision on 2016 Bass Regulations is Imminent: We Urgently Need to Make More Noise!
The proposed EU 2016 bass landing restrictions have impacted like a rock in an aquarium. Now as the waves settle out the reactions of different parties can be better judged. Many it seems appear confused, some are fighting, while others are seeking to exploit the situation. Our analysis of the proposals is while they are […]
2016 Proposals On Bass Landings Are About To Be Announced: Prepare To Have Your Say.
This week, the European Union publishes its proposed measures to manage our bass stocks in 2016. Prior to the 2014 meeting of fishery ministers, many of us in northern Europe campaigning for our bass emailed the decision makers demanding effective management changes be implemented. The feedback was, that despite one country blocking any changes in […]
For Commercial Bass Fishing Line Caught is Best Value.
A report by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) examining the economic, social and environmental “best value” of different methods of commercial bass fishing has just been published. It concludes that compared to trawling and fixed & drift nets, bass fishing with hook and line provides both the most jobs and highest price per kg of […]
Latest ICES advice: 85% reduction in bass landings is now needed in 2016!
The long awaited advice for bass was issued today by ICES (the EU’s own scientist advising on fish stocks). They included recommendations for our area of the central and south North Sea, the Irish Sea, the English Channel, the Bristol Channel and the Celtic Sea. The ICES figures are the key data that informs us […]