Commercial fishing and fisheries – government response

Sea bass measures come into force

The European Commission has introduced measures affecting fishing for sea bass.

The European Commission has introduced measures affecting fishing for sea bass in waters around the UK.

Vessels fishing with mid -water trawls with mesh size greater than 70mm will not be permitted to catch, retain or land bass caught with these fishing gears. The measures apply immediately and will remain in force until 30th April 2015.

Further details can be found on the European Commission’s website.

Defra took part in the discussions on regulation at European level on behalf of the UK. The full regulation can be found here..