“The EU’s Council of Ministers will meet on September 27th when it is expected to adopt a measure meaning EU citizens will finally be able to keep sea bass caught recreationally from October 1st until the end of 2018.

Once adopted, one bass per day can be legally retained by anglers and other recreational fishers who have been banned from doing so since January this year.

The European Anglers Alliance (EAA) has been campaigning heavily for a bag limit for recreational catches to be reinstated after the ban was introduced following flawed scientific advice which dramatically overestimated the impact recreational catches were having on the stock.”

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