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 […]
Minister replies to AIFCA
Richard Benyon has replied to Dr Stephen Bolt (CEO of the Association of Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authorities). The original letter from Dr. Bolt can be read here: AIFCA letter . . . As with any response from a Government Minister there is nothing given away and lots of ‘get out’ avenues: evaluate, sustainability, assess, EU implications. […]
Association of Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authorities letter . . .
The letter below was written by the CEO of the Association of IFCA’s on behalf of and with the agreement of all 10 IFCA’s. (i.e. it is not anyone’s personal opinion, CEO of the AIFCA or anyone else, rather an agreed joint view from the IFCA’s). We think this is a significant step forward, particularly […]
BASS Newsletter – Special Edition
BASS has always tried to keep as wide an audience as possible informed of what we are trying to achieve. The internet is a tremendous help in reaching out to anglers, but printed media is still needed. You can read our latest publication here: Special Newsletter – Summer 2012. The power to influence politicians resides […]