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27.11.17  Fishing Businesses Fear Bass Ban Bankruptcy

A simple pleasure enjoyed by millions of Brits is under threat with serious implications for the businesses and jobs it supports.

Business owners from Britain’s angling industry are writing to their MPs calling on the government to reject a proposal by the European Commission which would see members of the public banned from fishing for sea bass in the first half of 2018 and banned from keeping a single bass to eat for the whole of the year.

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23.11.17  Fishing for sea bass is not a crime ... don't let the EU make it one! Sign the petition today Proposals by the European Commission to ban recreational fishing for bass in 2018 would criminalise hundreds of thousands of members of the public.


17.11.17  Bass ban sparks fury amongst sea anglers Angling groups and charter boat skippers have reacted with fury to this week’s announcement by the European Commission that it is proposing to EU ministers that sea anglers should no longer be allowed to retain a single bass caught in 2018 - and face a complete ban on catch & release bass angling for six months of the year - particularly as the Commission is proposing permitting some forms of commercial fishing.

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13.11.17  Anglers celebrate as trout fishing saved for another year at Chew Valley Lake Bristol Water has announced that it will delay a decision about the fishing it offers at its waters, which include the world-famous Chew and Blagdon, for 12 months after pressure from the Angling Trust and MPs.

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13.11.17  Good news for anglers, barbel and shad as revised design for Powick Weir gains approval A revised plan to improve fish passage at Powick Weir on the River Teme in Worcestershire has gained overwhelming approval from anglers.

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