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 […]
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. […]
Big Boost for Bass?
Angling Trust secures support for bass conservation from Minister From Martin Salters Angling Trust Campaigns Blog: As you may have heard, just when I thought I’d escaped, the Angling Trust sent me back to the party political conferences. My job was to make the case for fishing and to take the political temperature on the issues […]
National Angling Survey – results published
Earlier in the year, the Environment Agency Fisheries working with the Angling Trust, invited anglers to take part in the National Angling Survey. Over 29,000 anglers and 780 angling organisations replied, making this one of the biggest ever surveys of anglers. As well as giving us views on various issues affecting angling, those who participated have also helped with the […]
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 […]