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Lobbying Parliament for Bass - Martin Salter (AT), David Curtis (BASS), Scott Mann MP and Essex bass campaigner Mick Sharp crop x550px

05.12.16  Political support grows for ban on bass nets Politicians from right across the political divide, including former Fisheries Ministers Richard Benyon (Con) and Ben Bradshaw (Lab), have thrown their weight behind the campaign for a complete ban on bass netting.

Drought-affected river

29.11.16  Angling Trust reminds Water Minister of government promises to protect our rivers The Angling Trust has written to the recently appointed Water Minister, Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, to urge her to fulfil promises from previous Ministers to reform the water abstraction licensing system and afford better protection to our precious rivers.

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22.11.16  Bass campaign goes viral as big names back national petition With scientists warning that bass stocks in northern Europe are now in deep trouble because of commercial overfishing, angling groups in the UK have launched a national campaign, backed by the angling trade and some of the biggest names in the sport, to persuade EU Fisheries Ministers to adopt proposals to end damaging gill netting in favour of sustainable commercial hook and line and recreational fishing only.

Weymouth charter boats

18.11.16  Bass charter fleet calls for fairer deal in 2017 Bass charter fishing fleet calls on Minister to get rid of the bass nets and save livelihoods with fairer deal for recreational anglers.

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14.11.16  Angling Trust - No Support For Sea Angling 2017 Data Collection The Angling Trust will not be supporting a government backed-project to collect catch data from recreational sea anglers over the course of 2017.

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