Net Gains: Gross Injustice

Net Gains: Gross Injustice

  A year ago in a small Cornish harbour I watched a commercial fisherman sorting a catch of bass. Such was his bonanza that his gillnets appeared to be more flesh than monofilament. This windfall for the mostly part-time potters went on for weeks. The huge pre-spawning

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The Timing IS Right!

In both comedy and fishing timing is everything (apparently). The same can also be said in political campaigning. Well this Wednesday (3rd December) there is a House of Commons debate on “Management of UK Sea Bass Stocks.” So the timing of todays independent report suggesting bass caught

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Sea anglers demand more bass protection . . .

Sea anglers in Cornwall are calling for urgent action to preserve fish stocks (Radio Cornwall also carried the story but but inevitably, many key points were edited out through lack of time. The first broadcast runs from 1:05 to 1:12.30  and the second from  2:05 to 2:15.20 into the programme. Radio Cornwall –

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Government – Failure to Take Action On Bass Stocks

The Angling Trust has written to UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice calling on him to introduce a series of conservation measures to protect UK bass stocks in the face of the latest scientific advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES), which has

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