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Angling notes: Programme continues on course for preservation of sea bass stocks – Irish Times

February 25th, 2014 | by

Conservation of bass ( Dicentrarchus labrax ) stocks continues to remain intact which is aimed at preserving stocks in Irish coastal waters.

I was there in October 1987 when the then Minister for Marine, Brendan Daly, proposed a suite of tough measures to conserve bass stocks, which had dropped dramatically and were at a dangerously low level. Commercial fishing for the species was the main reason for the decline, the Minister said back then.

His measures included: a ban on commercial fishing and the use of nets for bass fishing; a ban on the sale of bass, except for imported bass; a minimum size limit of 40cm; a bag limit of two bass per person per 24- hour period and a close season from May 15th to June 15th…..

Irish Times 24/02/2014 Read the article ‘Angling notes: Programme continues on course for preservation of sea bass stocks

Irish Times - Keith Barry (centre) enjoyed his day at the Angling Show in Swords last weekend. Seen here with Grace McDermott and Hugh Bonner (show organisers).

Irish Times – Keith Barry (centre) enjoyed his day at the Angling Show in Swords last weekend. Seen here with Grace McDermott and Hugh Bonner (show organisers).


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