New EU proposal on Bass landing size agreed

16 July 2015

Sea Bass Minimum Landing Size to increase

The 28 EU member states recently agreed to the Commission's proposal to increase the minimum size for northern sea bass from 36 to 42 cm in order to protect sea bass stocks in Europe 

The new rule applies to both commercial and recreational fishermen. This will further improve the protection of this valuable stock and give it more chances to reproduce young fish before it is caught. The Commission will now proceed with the adoption of the agreed measures.

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