Save our Bass
- Category: Conservation
- Published: Friday, 02 December 2016 11:37
- Written by webmaster
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Save our Bass: do not water down the proposal to ban nets.
We are calling on George Eustice, the UK Fisheries Minister, to support the Commission's proposals and not to cave in to commercial pressure like last year, to the anger and dismay of anglers and other conservationists. Commercial netting has hammered the bass stock. It is now so dangerously low that it may not recover for years. Anglers and conservationists argue that it is time to get rid of the nets. The EU Commission agrees and has proposed banning nets from the bass fishery from next year. These nets also kill sea-birds, seals, porpoises and dolphins. Getting rid of the nets, but retaining recreational fishing and commercial hook & line, will mean a bright and vibrant future for a sustainable bass fishery.
Please follow the link and sign the petition - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/172441