Bass Angling Conservation

Helping sea anglers get their views heard by politicians and fishery managers.


Latest Posts

We’re Not Gonna Take It!

Until the bass plan is amended to prioritise a higher stock target, I will be telling Defra ”We do not accept your plan”. Have you ever had the frustrating experience of someo…

Cornish Fishery Manager – Undemocratic Behaviours?

The local fishery manager in Cornwall (the Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Association) develops new byelaws in private, excluding the public from Byelaw Working G…

Bass & Pollack – Fishing Opportunities for 2024

The UK and the EU have now published their agreement for Fishing Opportunities in 2024. Below are the relevant extracts for bass and pollack.

Fishing Opportunities for 2024

On 6 December, Defra said the UK and EU have signed an agreement for 2024 fishing opportunities, but the agreement has not yet been published. What does this agreement mean fo…

It’s the Fish, Stupid!

What’s the most important thing for fishery managers to do?  Make sure there are plenty of fish in the sea of course! But in the bass fishery, the Government instead targets m…

A New Harvest Strategy for Bass

The Government’s Joint Fishery Statement included two key goals that are at the heart of world class fisheries management: So what bass stock level will maximise benefits to c…