Dutch announce six technical measures to protect bass . . .

From the Labrax Squad website: With sea bass stocks declining, ICES has advised concerned EU-member states to reduce catches. The Dutch government recently announced six technical measures to protect the bass. One of them being an increase in the minimum landing size from 36 to 42 cm for

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Limiting fishing now could expand food tomorrow

An interesting article: How is it that our more effectively managing ocean resources could help us better feed the world? “The global fish catch peaked in the late 1980s and has been declining ever since,” reports Oceana. The group cites research showing that “sensible management” could increase fish

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Salon European des Pêches en Mer.

So part of the BASS Blog team is in deepest darkest Nantes. It’s the Salon European des Pêches en Mer this weekend. It’s an annual event to showcase the latest tackle, boats, etc… This year there seem to be a few more kayaks, including some beauties from

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Lessons From America: Will Europe Save the Sea Bass?

“There can be few starker examples of good and bad management in our oceans at present, writes Charles Clover in The Huffington Posts’ BLOG, than the case of the American striped bass and its cousin, the European bass. If you want a case of a fish that serves as

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