Campaign Progress Report: BASS meetings with DEFRA and the EU
Meetings and discussions both at an EU and UK level continue to take place to agree better ways to protect our bass. Yesterday at a meeting in Brussels with DG Mare (the Commission department responsible for the implementation of the Common Fisheries policy) BASS were represented by David Curtis and Malcolm Gilbert. The early feedback […]
C-Bass: Putting the “Conservation” into Seabass?
C-Bass: a project run by Cefas The European seabass (or bass as it is more commonly known) is one of the most sought-after fish for recreational sea anglers in England and Wales, and a target for many commercial fishermen who supply fresh wild-caught bass to compete with farm-reared bass in retail outlets and restaurants throughout […]
Bye Bye Bass . . .
Bob Cox tells the truth about our bass fisheries in Total Sea Fishing’s Weekly blog. The bass is the nation’s favourite sporting sea fish, but unless drastic measures are taken then the chances of landing one of these hard-fighting but slow-growing fish in the future will be extremely slim. In fact I would go as […]
NEWSFLASH: Better Protection of EU Bass Stocks Might Just be Imminent.
After years of decline in our breeding bass populations, it finally seems the message we have been taking to those that determine fisheries policy might at last be getting through and emergency measures to limit bass landings might be imposed. In fact the momentum is strong enough throughout Europe that the efforts of the Angling […]
Let our bass breed
Right now, Richard Benyon MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Natural Environment, Water and Rural Affairs) should have a report on his desk from the team at Defra (Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs) that have been reviewing bass management and that report, hopefully, will persuade him that, at the very least, an […]