Sea bass sinking into deep trouble as European states fail to agree on adequate rescue package .

[ Iconic fish faces uncertain future says MCS and drastic measures are required to protect the stock   MCS, says a fish that has become a restaurant favourite in recent years requires urgent help from European states if the fishery is to be saved from a complete crash. We believe a temporary ban on all fishing for seabass should not be discounted.  “New advice from ICES for bass fishery management in 2016 indicates that the stock is in an even worse state now than previously recorded. ICES are recommending catch totals of just a third of what was proposed last year for 2015, with only 541 tonnes recommended for 2016.]  

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 Newspaper articles

The Guardian   Sea bass stocks on brink of collapsing, warn conservationists

The Times        Decline of sea bass reaches crisis point

Western Daily Press     Warnings issued over the rapidly declining seabass stocks

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