Throughout 2015 the European Commission has been working with member states and their scientific advisors on a range of measures to reduce bass fishing mortality.
However, stocks are continuing to decline and further measures have been put in place to protect bass. In 2016 additional restrictions are to be implemented on both commercial and recreational fishermen, and those restrictions will be published in the new TACs and Quotas Regulation this month. Until the new regulation is published the existing measures in Council Regulation (EU) 2015/104 will continue to remain in force.
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