Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society

Fighting for Bass and Bass Anglers’ since 1973

Anglers, here is where your taxes go . . . .

I wonder how many RSA (Recreational Sea Anglers) are aware that across Europe, the fisheries sector systematically milks EU tax payers to the tune of an astonishing 1 + billion euros annually. Those of us who live close to commercial fishing ports have witnessed a constant stream of grants paid for new quay facilities, improvements […]

Vote on European Subsidies

Fishing the Old-Fashioned Way: A vote by the European Parliament this week could determine whether subsidies continue to support big-fleet fishing or help steer the industry toward a more sustainable future. . . . the Union’s executive arm, the European Commission, has acknowledged that the subsidies, worth hundreds of millions of euros each year, support […]

Fish Fight – Fish Subsidy Vote looming . . .

Having agreed major reforms to the EU Common Fisheries Policy, MEPs vote next week on the budget to support it – the European Maritime & Fisheries Fund (EMFF), which provides for about €6 billion for the period up to 2020. Writes Chris Davies the Liberal Democrat Environment spokesman in his latest Fish Fight email. The […]

First modernised, then scrapped . . .

Take a look at: FISHSUBSIDY.ORG and watch the cute video of seagulls discussing the EU CFP. This site is full of interesting information BUT: Detailed information on subsidies since 2007 is no longer available in the public domain from either Brussels or National Administrations. So details on PUBLIC funds used to exploit PUBLIC resources are now kept under […]