New Evidence Supports Reinstatement of A Bag Limit Later This Year
Jan 30, 2018 — Impact of Angling Reduced In New Report!
Earlier this month ICES published a new study on the post release mortality of sea bass.
The study, based on 'experimental' angling estimated the mean mortality as 5 per cent. The decision to ban members of the public from keeping any bass in 2018 were based on a mean post release mortality of 15 per cent. This new report is expected to dramatically reduce the impact of recreational angling on bass and we hope lead to the public being allowed to keep bass for personal consumption during the second half of 2018.
Members of the European Anglers Alliance met representatives from ICES last week and will be pushing hard over the coming months to ensure that the science is improved in advance of the scientific benchmarking taking place in Copenhagen next month.
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