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Apr 13,2009  by Malcolm Gilbert

Angling Trust & CEFAS


imageThank goodness the Angling Trust appears to have understood the inherent dangers of allowing CEFAS a free reign.  (see AT Statement ) CEFAS, the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science, used to be the MAFF Fisheries Laboratory. They were ostensibly made ... [full story]


Apr 08,2009  by sacn

Article 47 - A Charter Skippers Personal Opinion.


imageArticle 47 - A Charter Skippers Personal Opinion. It is not difficult to understand just why Joe Borg and his team want to impose radical new legislation against "recreational" sea fishing, Many of his emotive comments suggest that he, like many other ... [full story]


Jan 26,2009  by SACN

Article 47 - Some Background


imageFrom a document passed to SACN: The implications, (as seen by certain Continentals) for British Recreational Sea Anglers, of the European Union Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy ... [full story]


Jan 21,2009  by SACN

The Real Battle (Article 47)


imageAs fishery stocks decline, and quota becomes harder to find, fishing activities which were once far below the radar of concern find themselves dragged unwillingly into the limelight. The artisanal fisheries of France and the Mediterranean have now been bought firmly ... [full story]


Aug 01,2008  by SACN

Bass Dynamics


imageBC: Yes the stock biomass is larger that say in the 80's , then we had a pound of butter spread over an area that stretched from the Wash , along the Channel and up to Anglesey. Now we have ... [full story]


Sep 04,2007  by Johnny Woodcock

Nobody Asked Me


image(Story and Photos courtesy of Irish Seal Sanctuary ) I have lived in a small fishing town in North County Dublin for all my life. As a child I spent a lot of time with my friends fishing for Mackerel from the ... [full story]


Apr 07,2007  by Plugger

Bigger Bass – Better Days


imageThese days with the bass mls consultation, and the Bass Management Plan (BMP) before that, we often hear the phrase ‘more and bigger bass’  But what exactly does more and bigger bass look like in reality?. Those of us ... [full story]


Jan 22,2007  by Bassman

Fishing Makes You Happy


imageIt’s confirmed ��" the social well-being element of fishing so often overlooked and undervalued by governments was neatly expressed in an article in the Independent On Sunday Review Supplement 21st January. An article on why the public are more depressed ... [full story]



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