• Member States agree MSY targets

    Member States agree MSY targets

    29th February 2016

    A DEFRA minister and MPs agreed last week that it was essential for EU bass management to be based on scientific advice, and on the need to avoid setting commercial fishermen against recreational anglers, reports Tim Oliver. Speaking in a…

  • Spotlight on bass

    Spotlight on bass

    24th November 2015

    Marine conservation group Blue Marine hosted a workshop in London earlier this month to try to form an action plan for EU bass management, reports Tim Oliver. Above: Representatives from a wide range of organisations and interests attended the bass workshop. Blue…

  • Thumbs down to new bass regulations

    30th October 2015

    Bass protection has been given the ‘thumbs down’ by the majority of South West fishermen, with recently imposed measures described as ‘too harsh and too late’ by Cornish line fisherman, James (Shamus) Nicholls, reports Phil Lockley. A time-served pole and…


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