Update: New bass landing restrictions, plus campaigning for our bass makes a difference.
Further regulations to limit total amount of bass per month that each commercial vessel can land were recently announced by the EU (see here). It also seems, that with your help, the commercial fishing sector have failed to get the proposed increase to a 42cm minimum conservation reference size (MCRS) watered down to 40cm (saveourseebass.org). […]
Reducing Bass Landings: Demand the Commercial Sector Contributes Too!
The commercial fishing sector is objecting to the setting of the Minimum Conservation Reference Size, (MCRS) for bass at 42cm. They wish to have it set initially at 40cm, at which length many of the bass will not even be mature, let alone have had the opportunity to spawn. We are, at present, over half […]
New EU bass measures in danger of being watered down!
Like buses, you wait ages for one bass conservation measure and then two come at once! The big news this week is that, following close on the heels of the EU Commission’s proposal for Vessel Catch Limits, the EU Commission has issued a proposal to increase the bass Minimum Conservation Reference Size (previously known as […]
Angling Trust Urges Anglers To Make Bass Recovery a General Election Issue
The Angling Trust wants to see bass stock recovery raised as a General Election issue and is urging anglers to contact their local candidates to seek pledges of support for ‘a fair, balanced and proportionate’ package of measures that targets commercial fishing practices that are doing the most harm to the UK’s most popular saltwater […]
Eating an Elephant to Save Our Bass
The BASS blog team speak to the two men running our ongoing campaign to reduce bass landings by 80% The key points of the interview: It has taken many years to get where we are now, but the recent introduction of limited measures is at least encouraging. We have a long way further to go […]